club-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: a social group, whose members share an interest or goal

Commentary: CLUB[+social][+association][+membership][+interest][+shared][+recreation/+privilege/+planning]
NOTE: 'club soda' was a proprietary name in the 19th century

John was accepted to the fanciest country club in town.
The high school chess club meets Tuesdays.
The girl felt out of place with the hunt club crowd.
Only members may enjoy an airline's club lounges. (e.g., American's Admiral's Club)
Betty made a lot of money last year with her investor's club. (common goal is investing)
Their nation wants to join the nuclear club. (figurative)
Smoking is allowed in the club car. (railroad car with an intentional club-like, privileged atmosphere)
Pete ordered a club steak and I had a club sandwich with a club soda. (implies something fancy, privileged)
That two-story white building near the water is our yacht club.
The two Marines walked into the service club for a drink.
You drive two miles east, past the tennis club, then turn right at the fork.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: a sports team, a sports franchise

Commentary: CLUB[+business][+franchise][+sport]

They are considered to be the best baseball club in the league this year.
Their new rookie outfielder was drafted from a farm club.
Their ball club may be moving to the west coast next season.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: a stout stick or cudgel

Commentary: CLUB[+artifact][+stick][+stout] [+role][+weapon]

The police used clubs to subdue the rioting crowd.
A night stick is also called a billy club.
This baseball bat can serve as an effective club against a home intruder.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: golf equipment

Commentary: CLUB[+equipment][+golf]

John gave away his old golf clubs to his nephew.
This club is actually called a driving iron.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 5: a playing card of the suit of clubs

Commentary: CLUB[+card][+playing]

Mary bid five clubs in the opening hand.
I was out of hearts, so I put down a club.
The magician said the three audience members were each holding a club. (a card)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: a nightspot, bar, cabaret

Commentary: CLUB[+business][+entertainment] [+building][+recreation][+public][+cabaret/+disco]

Bob's younger brother has performed in clubs in Las Vegas and New York.
He met the woman at a disco club on the lower east side.
That was a comedy club until it burned down a year ago.
John took Mary out to a fancy supper club last night.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 7: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)