Guild meaning

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Any association for mutual aid and the promotion of common interests.
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In medieval times, a union of men in the same craft or trade to uphold standards and protect the members.
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(ecology) A group of species in a community that use similar environmental resources in a similar way, such as a group of songbirds that all glean insects from leaves.
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The definition of a guild is a formal group that has a common interest, or a group of craftsman or merchants with mutual interests and standards.

A group of teachers who have all come together to fight for the shared goal of greater compensation and other employment benefits is an example of a teacher's guild.

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A group of tradespeople made up of merchants, craftspeople, or artisans, particularly in the Middle Ages.
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(biology) A group of diverse species that share common characteristics or habits.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of guild - gild 1

Origin of guild

  • Middle English gild from Old Norse gildi payment, guild

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English gilde, from Old Norse gildi (“payment, guild”)

    From Wiktionary