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Definition of "guild" []

  • An association of persons of the same trade or pursuits, formed to protect mutual interests and maintain standards. (noun)
  • A similar association, as of merchants or artisans, in medieval times. (noun)
  • Ecology A group of diverse species, especially animal species, that occupy a common niche in a given community, characterized by exploitation of environmental resources in the same way. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "guild" in a sentence
  • "It's hard to imagine, but maybe in this respect, the guild is actually doing right by the public at large."
  • "LATER: Jay Rosen finds in this post by Jeff Bercovici the poster child of what he calls the guild mentality and what I call the clubbyness of journalism."
  • "Look here if you know how to display your mini pets in guild wars so you can transfer to gw 2?"