In medieval times, a union of men in the same craft or trade to uphold standards and protect the members.
Any association for mutual aid and the promotion of common interests.
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.
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.
Origin of guild
Middle English gild from Old Norse gildi payment, guild