membership Definition

  • 1the state of being a member of a group or organization
  • 2the number of members in a group or organization

Using membership: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "membership" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Membership in the club is limited to 100 people.

  • Example

    The organization has seen a decline in membership over the past few years.

  • Example

    I need to renew my gym membership.

membership Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for membership

Phrases with membership

  • a membership given as an honor, without the usual requirements or fees


    He was awarded an honorary membership for his contributions to the organization.

  • a membership that lasts for the lifetime of the member, often with a one-time fee


    I purchased a lifetime membership to the museum so I can visit anytime I want.

  • a membership that includes all members of a family, often at a discounted rate


    We got a family membership to the zoo so we can take our kids there all year round.


Summary: membership in Brief

Membership [ˈmɛmbərʃɪp] refers to the state of being a member of a group or organization, or the number of members in it. Examples include 'Membership in the club is limited to 100 people,' and 'I need to renew my gym membership.' Phrases like 'honorary membership' and 'lifetime membership' denote special types of membership, while 'family membership' offers discounts for families. Synonyms include 'enrollment' and 'subscription.'

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