1. [syn: membership, rank]
2. the state of being a member;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Membership \Mem"ber*ship\, n.
1. The state of being a member.
2. The collective body of members, as of a society.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the body of members of an organization or group; "they
polled their membership"; "they found dissension in their
own ranks"; "he joined the ranks of the unemployed" [syn:
2: the state of being a member
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
40 Moby Thesaurus words for "membership":
admissibility, admission, affiliates, affiliation, assimilation,
associates, association, body of affiliates, companionship,
company, completeness, comprehension, comprehensiveness, comprisal,
consociation, constituency, cooperation, coverage, eligibility,
embodiment, embracement, encompassment, envisagement,
exhaustiveness, fellowship, fraternity, fraternization, inclusion,
inclusiveness, incorporation, members, openness, partaking,
participation, reception, sharing, society, tolerance, toleration,