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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Guild  \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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  guild 
  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"  [syn:  {club},  {society},  {gild},  {lodge},  {order}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Guild,  TN 
  Zip  code(s):  37340 




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