club   Audio pronunciation of "club" ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (klb)


  1. A stout heavy stick, usually thicker at one end, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel.
  2. Sports. An implement used in some games to drive a ball, especially a stick with a protruding head used in golf.
  3. Games.
    1. A black figure shaped like a trefoil or clover leaf on certain playing cards.
    2. A playing card with this figure.
    3. clubs (used with a sing. or pl. verb) The suit of cards represented by this figure.
  4. A group of people organized for a common purpose, especially a group that meets regularly: a garden club.
  5. The building, room, or other facility used for the meetings of an organized group.
  6. Sports. An athletic team or organization.
  7. A nightclub.

v. clubbed, club·bing, clubs
v. tr.

  1. To strike or beat with or as if with a club.
  2. Information Theory To gather data objects together in groups.
  3. To use (a firearm) as a club by holding the barrel and hitting with the butt end.
  4. To gather or combine (hair, for example) into a clublike mass.
  5. To contribute to a joint or common purpose.

v. intr.

To join or combine for a common purpose; form a club.

[Middle English, from Old Norse klubba.]

One Comment

  1. Lee says:

    I put this up as a gag for a co-worker. Maddy insists that one can “club” components of a database together. I couldn’t get the image out of my head of bonking the database with a stick. I couldn’t find any other dictionaries that used “club” the way she was referring but the image was just so funny that I made my own dictionary entry. So now she can safely keep using the term and know that it’s in the dictionary.

    And I can laugh on the inside while she says it. In a good way of course.

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