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association US English

(Often in names) a group of people organized for a joint purpose

assn. in association US English

(Often in names) a group of people organized for a joint purpose

association area US English

A region of the cortex of the brain that connects sensory and motor areas, and that is thought to be concerned with higher mental activities

free association US English

The mental process by which one word or image may spontaneously suggest another without any apparent connection

Guide Association US English

(In the UK) an organization for girls, founded in 1910

Scout Association US English

(In the UK) a worldwide youth organization founded for boys in 1907 by Lord Baden-Powell with the aim of developing their character by training them in self-sufficiency and survival techniques in the outdoors

staff association US English

An association of employees performing some of the functions of a trade union, such as representing its members in discussions with management

word association US English

The spontaneous and unreflective production of other words in response to a given word, as a game, a prompt to creative thought or memory, or a technique in psychiatric evaluation

Association football US English

more formal term for soccer.

housing association US English

A non-profit organization that rents houses and flats to people on low incomes or with particular needs

guilt by association in guilt US English

Guilt ascribed to someone not because of any evidence but because of their association with an offender

guilt by association US English

Guilt ascribed to someone not because of any evidence but because of their association with an offender

National Rifle Association US English

A national organization founded in 1871 that promotes the legal use of guns and gun safety in the US and defends a US citizen’s constitutional right to own and bear arms

parent–teacher association US English

A national organization devoted to furthering the safety and interests of children

European Free Trade Association US English

A customs union of western European countries, established in 1960 as a trade grouping without the political implications of the European Economic Community. The original members were Austria, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK

International Development Association US English

An affiliate of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) established in 1960 to provide assistance primarily in the poorer developing countries

International Maritime Association US English

An agency of the United Nations established in 1958 for cooperation and exchange of information among governments on matters relating to international shipping. Its headquarters are in London

Association of Southeast Asian Nations US English

A regional organization intended to promote economic cooperation and now comprising the countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Burma (Myanmar), and Cambodia

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People US English

A US civil rights organization set up in 1909 to oppose racial segregation and discrimination by nonviolent means

savings and loan US English

An institution that accepts savings at interest and lends money to savers chiefly for home mortgage loans and may offer checking accounts and other services

savings and loan association in savings and loan US English

An institution that accepts savings at interest and lends money to savers chiefly for home mortgage loans and may offer checking accounts and other services

association US Thesaurus

a trade association

association English-Spanish

asociación f

association agreement English-Spanish

acuerdo m de asociación

housing association English-Spanish

asociación que construye o renueva viviendas para alquilarlas a precios módicos

Family Planning Association English-Spanish

organización benéfica de planificación familiar

trade association in trade English-Spanish

asociación f comercial


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