From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Organizations
guildguild /ɡɪld/ noun [countable] SSOan organization of people who do the same job or have the same interests the Women’s Guild
Examples from the Corpus
guildThe townsmen developed no organizational bases comparable to those of Western cities, no craft guilds or town councils.Many Cheyenne women belonged to a housewives' guild, which taught domestic arts and decoration.Much of this bore the unmistakable stamp of guild thought and policy.Strictly speaking this information was superfluous; at Coventry it was inserted perhaps with a view to recording guild affiliations.the writer's guildBut that debate revealed a wide gulf between the guild of academic historians and the public.The guilds worked both for the local market and for distant trade.
Origin guild (1300-1400) Old Norse gildi payment, guild