membership


membership
noun
ADJECTIVE
associate, corporate, full, group, honorary
annual, lifetime, trial

one-week trial memberships

association, board, church, class, club, community, family, gang, gym, party, union

to apply for union membership

free
active

She eventually stopped active membership in the group.

individual
general

The general membership had called for her to step down.

student

Individual student memberships cost about as much as the average movie.

VERB + MEMBERSHIP
apply for, seek
claim

people who claim membership in such groups

gain, get
renew
maintain

He maintains an active membership in the association.

hold (esp. AmE)

She has held membership in the club since the late 1950s.

buy, purchase
give sb, grant sb
offer

Gyms often offer family memberships.

deny sb

She was denied membership in the fine arts club.

cancel, resign

He has resigned his membership of the club.

expand, increase

He hopes to increase membership and attract new funding.

limit, restrict

They restricted their membership to those of direct German descent.

MEMBERSHIP + NOUN
dues, fee
card
association, organization (both esp. AmE)
list, roster (AmE)
base

Our membership base spanned every age.

application
requirements
drive (esp. AmE)

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  • membership — • Her acceptance of this role has…given enormous pleasure to the membership B. Grant, 1990. The use of membership to mean ‘members collectively’ (e.g. of a trade union) was noted by Gowers (1965) as ‘now rife and corrupting other words’. Its use… …   Modern English usage

  • Membership — Mem ber*ship, n. 1. The state of being a member. [1913 Webster] 2. The collective body of members, as of a society. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • membership — index affiliation (connectedness), constituency, roll Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • membership — (n.) 1640s, state of being a member, from MEMBER (Cf. member) + SHIP (Cf. ship). Meaning number of members is from 1850 …   Etymology dictionary

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  • membership — [mem′bərship΄] n. 1. the state of being, or status as, a member: with in or, in Brit. usage, of 2. members collectively, as of an organization 3. the number of members …   English World dictionary

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  • membership — n. 1) to apply for membership 2) to grant membership 3) to drop, resign one s membership 4) closed; open membership 5) (an) agency, institutional; associate; full; honorary; individual; life membership 6) membership in (AE), of (BE) (membership… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • membership — [[t]me̱mbə(r)ʃɪp[/t]] ♦♦♦ memberships 1) N UNCOUNT: also N in pl Membership of an organization is the state of being a member of it. ...his membership of the Communist Party... He sent me a membership form... Membership in her church youth group… …   English dictionary