|Origin:||klubba 'heavy stick'|
club1 S1 W1 [countable]
for an activity or sport
a) [also + plural verb British English]
an organization for people who share a particular interest or enjoy similar activities, or a group of people who meet together to do something they are interested in
rugby/golf/squash etc club
Our chess club really needs new members.
a club for unemployed young people
It costs £15 to join the club.
She belongs to a local health club.
b)➔ country club, fan club, youth club
the building or place where the members of a particular club meet or play sport:
We could have dinner at the golf club.
a professional organization including the players, managers, and owners of a sports team:
professional sport[also + plural verb British English] especially British English
Manchester United Football Club
a place where people go to dance, listen to music, and meet socially:
a jazz club
Shall we go to a club?
I'm not into the club scene at all.
traditional men's clubespecially British English
an organization, traditionally for men only, which provides a comfortable place for its members to relax, eat, or stay the night:
I always stay at my London club.
the building where this organization is based
an organization which people join to buy books, records, wine etc cheaply
a long thin metal stick used in golf to hit the ball
golfalso golf club
a thick heavy stick used to hit people
in card games
one of the four suits (=types of cards) in a set of playing cards, which has the design of three round black leaves in a group together
ten/king etc of clubs
the ace of clubs
a card from this suit:
You have to play a club.
9 British English old-fashioned
if a woman is in the club, she is going to have a baby - used humorously [= pregnant]
used after someone has described a bad situation that they are in, to tell them that you are in the same situation:
join the clubalso welcome to the club American English spoken
'He never listens to me.' 'Join the club.'