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Meaning of GUILD

Pronunciation:  gild

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  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"

GUILD is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: club, gild, lodge, order, society
 See Also: association, athenaeum, atheneum, boat club, bookclub, chapter, chess club, club member, country club, frat, fraternity, glee club, golf club, hunt, hunt club, investors club, jockey club, racket club, rowing club, secret society, service club, slate club, sorority, turnverein, yacht club



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 kindred pursuits, formed for mutual aid and
   protection; a business fraternity or corporation; as, the
   Stationers' Guild; the Ironmongers' Guild. They were
   originally licensed by the government, and endowed with
   special privileges and authority.

2. A guildhall. [Obs.] --Spenser.

3. A religious association or society, organized for
   charitable purposes or for assistance in parish work.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Group of organisms that exhibit similar habitat requirements and that respond in a similar way to changes in their environment.