club noun

1 group of people who meet to share an interest

ADJ. exclusive, private, top one of the top football clubs in the country | local | social | youth | fan, sports | football, golf, etc. She plays at the local tennis club. | book, record

VERB + CLUB belong to She belongs to a book club. | become a member of, join | form, start | run Who runs the tennis club?

CLUB + NOUN chairman, manager, member, official, player, secretary | cricket, football | bar

PREP. in a/the ~ How many people are there in the club?
More information about ORGANIZATION


create, establish, form, found, set up, start ~ an association created to promote local industry The company was founded in 1981.

dissolve ~ (often law) She sought a court order to have the partnership dissolved.

run ~ He runs an accountancy firm.

manage ~ The executive committee manages the group on a day-to-day basis.

be/become a member of, join ~ She became a member of the Society of Arts.

leave ~ The country plans to leave the organization.

2 where people go and listen to music, dance, etc.

ADJ. jazz, night (also nightclub)

CLUB + NOUN scene a new style of music on the London club scene

3 playing card
More information about PLAYING CARD


cards two, three, etc. of ~s the four of hearts

jack, queen, king, ace of ~s the ace of spades

high, low ~ a low club

black, red ~ You can't put a red five on a red six.

pick up, take ~ Why didn't you pick up the king?

have, hold ~ He knew his opponents held only spades and diamonds.

lay/put down, play ~ She put down a joker.

lead ~ You should have led a high spade.

draw ~ Use your ace and king to draw the trumps.

trump ~ He trumped my ace!

~ be trumps/wild/high Spades are trumps. Let's play again. This time twos are wild, aces high.

~ trick (in games like bridge and whist) We needed to take three more spade tricks.

on a/the ~ You can play either a nine or a jack on a ten.