- membership mem‧ber‧ship [ˈmembəʆɪp ǁ -ər-] noun [uncountable]1. the fact of being a member of a club or an organization:
• Both countries are now applying for membership of the European Union.2. the number of people who belong to a club or an organization:
• Trade Union membership has declined by 5% over the last five years.
* * *membership UK US /ˈmembəʃɪp/ noun► [C or U] the state of belonging to a group or organization: membership in sth »
He holds membership in a number of regional and national organizations.membership of sth »
She has promised to use her influence and membership of a high-level advisory group to lobby for change.apply/qualify for membership »
Employees need to have worked here for more than two years in order to qualify for membership of the scheme.the cost/benefit of membership »
One of the benefits of membership is access to free legal advice.»
full/free membership► [C or U] the number of people who belong to a group or organization: »
The EU's membership has almost doubled since 2004.have a membership of sth »
We currently have a membership of more than 11,000 professionals, professors, and students.declining/falling membership »
Pooling resources will help us cope more easily with declining membership and revenues.»
membership numbers/a membership basemembership declines/falls/goes down »
Membership in investment clubs has declined just like the stock market.membership increases/rises/climbs »
Party membership has risen, by 3,000, for the first time in 20 years.a decline/increase in membership »
We get a significant increase in membership each year, mostly because people read about us on the Internet.expand/boost/restrict membership »
The appointment was made in the hope of strengthening finances and boosting membership.► [S] members of a group or organization considered as a group: »
The firm has failed to recognize and appreciate what our membership has contributed during the past four years.»
Since the online group was formed just over a year ago, the membership has pretty much doubled every month.
Financial and business terms. 2012.