- Club Club (kl[u^]b), n. [Cf. Icel. klubba, klumba, club,
klumbuf[=o]ir a clubfoot, SW. klubba club, Dan. klump lump,
klub a club, G. klumpen clump, kolben club, and E. clump.]
1. A heavy staff of wood, usually tapering, and wielded with
the hand; a weapon; a cudgel.
But make you ready your stiff bats and clubs; Rome and her rats are at the point of battle. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
3. An association of persons for the promotion of some common object, as literature, science, politics, good fellowship, etc.; esp. an association supported by equal assessments or contributions of the members. [1913 Webster]
They talked At wine, in clubs, of art, of politics. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
He [Goldsmith] was one of the nine original members of that celebrated fraternity which has sometimes been called the Literary Club, but which has always disclaimed that epithet, and still glories in the simple name of the Club. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
4. A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a contribution to a common fund. [1913 Webster]
They laid down the club. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]
We dined at a French house, but paid ten shillings for our part of the club. --Pepys. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.