- mem|ber|shipW2S2 [ˈmembəʃıp US -ər-] n1.) [U]when someone is a member of a club, group, or organizationmembership of▪ Greece first applied for membership of the EU in 1975.membership in AmE▪ I forgot to renew my membership in the sailing club.▪ You should carry your membership card with you at all times.▪ Membership fees are being increased this year.2.) [singular also + plural verb British English]all the members of a club, group, or organization▪ The membership voted to change the rules about women members.3.) [singular]the number of people who belong to a club, group, or organization▪ We're trying to increase our membership.▪ The club now has a membership of over 2,000.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬COLLOCATES for sense 1apply for membershiprenew your membership (=apply to become a member again after your membership has ended)union/church/party etc membership (=membership of a particular group)full membership (=membership with all the rights that can be allowed to members)membership cardmembership fees▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.