guild

  • 1 guild — guild; guild·hall; guild·ite; guild·ry; guild·ship; …

    English syllables

  • 2 Guild — Guild, n. [OE. gilds, AS. gild, gield, geld, tribute, a society or company where payment was made for its charge and support, fr. AS. gildan, gieldan, to pay. See {Yield}, v. t.] 1. An association of men belonging to the same class, or engaged in …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 guild — [gıld] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: gildi payment, guild ] an organization of people who do the same job or have the same interests ▪ the Women s Guild …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 guild — early 13c., yilde (spelling later influenced by O.N. gildi guild, brotherhood ), a semantic fusion of O.E. gegyld guild and gild, gyld payment, tribute, compensation, from P.Gmc. *gelth pay (Cf. O.Fris. geld money, O.S. geld payment, sacrifice,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 guild — [gild] n. [ME gild, blend of ON gildi, guild, guild feast & OE gyld, association (of paying members), akin to OHG gelt, OFris ield, all < base seen in OE gieldan, to pay: see YIELD] 1. in medieval times, a union of men in the same craft or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 guild — index association (alliance), company (enterprise), confederacy (compact), cooperative, institute …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 Guild — Guild, Theatre …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 8 guild — [ gıld ] noun count an organization of people who all have the same job, goals, or interests …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 guild — see gild …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 guild — [n] association, fellowship club, company, corporation, federation, group, interest group, league, lodge, order, organization, profession, society, sodality, trade, union; concepts 381,387 …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 guild — ► NOUN 1) a medieval association of craftsmen or merchants. 2) an association of people for a common purpose. ORIGIN Old English, related to YIELD(Cf. ↑yielder) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 Guild — For other uses, see Guild (disambiguation). One of the legacies of the guilds, the elevated Windsor Guildhall was originally a meeting place for guilds, as well as magistrates seat and town hall. A guild (German: Gilde) is an association of… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 guild — /gild/, n. 1. an organization of persons with related interests, goals, etc., esp. one formed for mutual aid or protection. 2. any of various medieval associations, as of merchants or artisans, organized to maintain standards and to protect the… …

    Universalium

  • 14 Guild — Gitarre von Guild Guild (Deutsch: „Gilde“ bzw. „Handwerksgilde“) ist neben Martin und Gibson einer der großen US amerikanischen Hersteller von akustischen Stahlsaitengitarren („Western “ oder „Folkgitarren“) und Bassgitarren; früher wurden auch …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 15 Guild —    An association of merchants or craftsmen in a medieval or Renaissance city, intended to regulate relations among those who practiced the same occupation and to safeguard the common interests of its members and also (in theory) the general… …

    Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • 16 guild — also gild noun Etymology: Middle English gilde, from Old Norse gildi payment, guild; akin to Old English gield tribute, guild more at geld Date: 14th century 1. an association of people with similar interests or pursuits; especially a medieval… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 guild — 1) a group of species, often unrelated taxonomically, that exploit overlapping resources or share common resources by a similar mode. See also feeding guild, reproductive guild and thermal guild 2) gild …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 18 Guild — A trade association where craftsmen of the same trade ban together and establish rules of conduct, quality, education and standards. They also maintain and control pricing of crafted items. A guild will often have a set schedule for apprentices… …

    Medieval glossary

  • 19 guild — /gɪld / (say gild) noun 1. an organisation of persons with common professional or cultural interests formed for mutual aid and protection. 2. one of the associations, numerous in the Middle Ages, formed for mutual aid and protection or for a… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 Guild — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a Scottish variant to the English surname Gold, which has a number of possible sources. Firstly, it may derive from the Olde English pre 7th Century gold , and would have been a metonymic… …

    Surnames reference


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