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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Debating  \De*bat"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  discussing  or  arguing;  discussion. 
 
  {Debating  society}  or  {club},  a  society  or  club  for  the 
  purpose  of  debate  and  improvement  in  extemporaneous 
  speaking. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Club  \Club\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  form  a  club;  to  combine  for  the  promotion  of  some 
  common  object;  to  unite. 
 
  Till  grosser  atoms,  tumbling  in  the  stream  Of  fancy, 
  madly  met,  and  clubbed  into  a  dream.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  pay  on  equal  or  proportionate  share  of  a  common  charge 
  or  expense;  to  pay  for  something  by  contribution. 
 
  The  owl,  the  raven,  and  the  bat,  Clubbed  for  a 
  feather  to  his  hat.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  (Naut.)  To  drift  in  a  current  with  an  anchor  out 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Club  \Club\,  n.  [CF.  Icel.  klubba  klumba  club,  klumbuf?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  the 
  hand;  a  weapon;  a  cudgel. 
 
  But  make  you  ready  your  stiff  bats  and  clubs;  Rome 
  and  her  rats  are  at  the  point  of  battle.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  They  talked  At  wine,  in  clubs,  of  art,  of  politics. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  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. 
 
  4.  A  joint  charge  of  expense,  or  any  person's  share  of  it  a 
  contribution  to  a  common  fund. 
 
  They  laid  down  the  club.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  We  dined  at  a  French  house,  but  paid  ten  shillings 
  for  our  part  of  the  club.  --Pepys. 
 
  {Club  law},  government  by  violence;  lynch  law;  anarchy. 
  --Addison. 
 
  {Club  moss}  (Bot.),  an  evergreen  mosslike  plant,  much  used  in 
  winter  decoration.  The  best  know  species  is  {Lycopodium 
  clavatum},  but  other  {Lycopodia}  are  often  called  by  this 
  name  The  spores  form  a  highly  inflammable  powder. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Club  \Club\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clubbed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Clubbing}.] 
  1.  To  beat  with  a  club. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  To  throw,  or  allow  to  fall,  into  confusion. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  To  unite,  or  contribute,  for  the  accomplishment  of  a 
  common  end  as  to  club  exertions. 
 
  4.  To  raise,  or  defray,  by  a  proportional  assesment;  as  to 
  club  the  expense. 
 
  {To  club  a  musket}  (Mil.),  to  turn  the  breach  uppermost,  so 
  as  to  use  it  as  a  club. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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},  {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:  {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  occupied  by  a  club;  "the  clubhouse  needed  a  new 
  roof"  [syn:  {clubhouse}] 
  5:  an  implement  used  by  a  golfer  to  hit  a  golf  ball  [syn:  {golfclub}] 
  6:  a  playing  card  in  the  minor  suit  of  clubs  (having  one  or 
  more  black  trefoils  on  it);  "he  led  a  small  club";  "clubs 
  were  trumps" 
  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:  {bludgeon}] 




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