guild

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From Middle English gilde, from Old Norse gildi ‎(payment, guild).

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guild ‎(plural guilds)

  1. A group of tradespeople made up of merchants, craftspeople, or artisans, particularly in the Middle Ages.
  2. (ecology) A group of diverse species that share common characteristics or habits.
  3. (video games) An organized group of players who regularly play together in a multiplayer game.

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  • The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, 2000, Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009
  • Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, HarperCollins Publishers, 2003