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 for club
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              But make you ready your stiff bats and clubs;
              Rome and her rats are at the point of battle.
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. [Cf. the Spanish name bastos, and Sp. baston staff, club.]
        Any card of the suit of cards having a figure like the
        trefoil or clover leaf. (pl.) The suit of cards having
        such figure.
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     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.
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              They talked
              At wine, in clubs, of art, of politics. --Tennyson.
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              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.
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     4. A joint charge of expense, or any person's share of it; a
        contribution to a common fund.
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              They laid down the club.              --L'Estrange.
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              We dined at a French house, but paid ten shillings
              for our part of the club.             --Pepys.
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     Club law, government by violence; lynch law; anarchy.
        --Addison. 
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     Club root (Bot.), a disease of cabbages, by which the roots
        become distorted and the heads spoiled.
  
     Club topsail (Naut.), a kind of gaff topsail, used mostly
        by yachts having a fore-and-aft rig. It has a short "club"
        or "jack yard" to increase its spread.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Club \Club\ (kl[u^]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clubbed (kl[u^]bd);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Clubbing.]
     1. To beat with a club.
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     2. (Mil.) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.
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              To club a battalion implies a temporary inability in
              the commanding officer to restore any given body of
              men to their natural front in line or column.
                                                    --Farrow.
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     3. To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a
        common end; as, to club exertions.
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     4. To raise, or defray, by a proportional assesment; as, to
        club the expense.
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     To club a musket (Mil.), to turn the breach uppermost, so
        as to use it as a club.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Club \Club\, v. i.
     1. To form a club; to combine for the promotion of some
        common object; to unite.
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              Till grosser atoms, tumbling in the stream
              Of fancy, madly met, and clubbed into a dream.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. To pay on equal or proportionate share of a common charge
        or expense; to pay for something by contribution.
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              The owl, the raven, and the bat,
              Clubbed for a feather to his hat.     --Swift.
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     3. (Naut.) To drift in a current with an anchor out.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  club
      n 1: a team of professional baseball players who play and travel
           together; "each club played six home games with teams in
           its own division" [syn: baseball club, ball club,
           club, nine]
      2: a formal association of people with similar interests; "he
         joined a golf club"; "they formed a small lunch society";
         "men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen
         today" [syn: club, social club, society, guild,
         gild, lodge, order]
      3: stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in
         self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"
      4: a building that is occupied by a social club; "the clubhouse
         needed a new roof" [syn: clubhouse, club]
      5: golf equipment used by a golfer to hit a golf ball [syn:
         golf club, golf-club, club]
      6: a playing card in the minor suit that has one or more black
         trefoils on it; "he led a small club"; "clubs were trumps"
      7: a spot that is open late at night and that provides
         entertainment (as singers or dancers) as well as dancing and
         food and drink; "don't expect a good meal at a cabaret"; "the
         gossip columnist got his information by visiting nightclubs
         every night"; "he played the drums at a jazz club" [syn:
         cabaret, nightclub, night club, club, nightspot]
      v 1: unite with a common purpose; "The two men clubbed together"
      2: gather and spend time together; "They always club together"
      3: strike with a club or a bludgeon [syn: club, bludgeon]
      4: gather into a club-like mass; "club hair"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  222 Moby Thesaurus words for "club":
     Elizabethan theater, Globe Theatre, Greek theater, affiliate,
     agate, alliance, ally, amphitheater, arena theater, associate,
     association, auditorium, ball, band together, baseball bat, baste,
     bastinado, bat, baths, baton, battering ram, battledore, bauble,
     be in cahoots, beat, belabor, belt, billy, billy club, birch,
     blackjack, blocks, bludgeon, brotherhood, buffet, bunch, bunch up,
     cabal, cabaret, cane, casino, cement a union, centralize,
     checkerboard, chessboard, circle theater, club together, clubhouse,
     cockhorse, combine, come together, company, concert hall,
     confederate, confraternity, confrerie, consociate, consortium,
     conspire, cooperate, cosh, country club, couple, cowhide,
     cricket bat, cudgel, cue, cut, doll, doll carriage, drub,
     federalize, federate, federation, fellowship, ferule, flagellate,
     flail, flog, fraternal order, fraternity, fustigate,
     gambling house, gang, gang up, gathering place, gewgaw, gimcrack,
     give a whipping, give the stick, go in partners, go in partnership,
     golf club, guild, hall, hangout, haunt, health resort, hobbyhorse,
     hook up with, horsewhip, house, jack-in-the-box, jacks, jackstones,
     jackstraws, join forces, join fortunes with, join together,
     join up with, join with, kickshaw, knickknack, knobkerrie, knout,
     lace, lambaste, lash, lay on, league, life preserver,
     little theater, lodge, mace, marble, marionette, marry,
     meeting place, mig, morning star, music hall, night spot,
     nightclub, nightstick, opera, opera house, order, organization,
     organize, outdoor theater, paddle, pair, pair off, pandybat,
     paper doll, partner, pick-up sticks, pinwheel, pistol-whip,
     playhouse, plaything, pommel, pummel, puppet, purlieu,
     quarterstaff, racket, rag doll, rallying point, ram, rattan,
     rawhide, resort, rocking horse, rod, ruler, sandbag, scourge,
     secret society, shillelagh, showboat, sisterhood, smite, society,
     sodality, sorority, spa, spank, spontoon, sport, springs, staff,
     stamping ground, stand together, stand up with, stave, steelie,
     stick, strap, stripe, swinge, switch, taw, team up, team up with,
     team with, teetotum, theater, theater-in-the-round, theatron,
     thrash, throw in with, thump, tie in with, tie up with, top, toy,
     toy soldier, trinket, trounce, truncheon, union, unionize,
     unite with, wallop, war club, watering place, wed, whale,
     whim-wham, whip, whop
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CLUB. An association of persons.It differs from a partnership in this, that 
  the members of a club have no authority to bind each other further than they 
  are authorized, either expressly or by implication, as each other's agents 
  in the particular transaction; whereas in trading associations, or common 
  partnerships, one partner may bind his co-partners, as each has a right of 
  property in the whole. 2 Mees. & Welsh. 172; Colly, Partn. 31; Story, Partn. 
  144; Wordsworth on Joint Stock Companies, 154, et seq.; 6 W. & S. 67; 3, W. 
  & S. 118. 
  
  

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