Definitions for MEMBERˈmɛm bər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mem•berˈmɛm bər(n.)

  1. a person, animal, plant, or thing belonging to or forming part of an organization, taxon, or other group.

    Category: Biology, Common Vocabulary

  2. a part or organ of an animal body; a limb.

    Category: Zoology, Anatomy

  3. Category: Anatomy

    Ref: penis.

  4. a structural entity of a plant body.

    Category: Botany, Plants

  5. a constituent part of any structural or composite whole, as a subordinate architectural feature of a building.

  6. a person belonging to a legislative body.

    Category: Government

  7. Math. either side of an equation. an element of a set.

  8. a stratigraphic unit recognized within a geologic formation and mapped as such.

    Category: Geology

Origin of member:

1250–1300; ME membre < OF < L membrum


Princeton's WordNet

  1. member, fellow member(noun)

    one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)

    "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family"

  2. member(noun)

    anything that belongs to a set or class

    "snakes are members of the class Reptilia"; "members of the opposite sex"

  3. extremity, appendage, member(noun)

    an external body part that projects from the body

    "it is important to keep the extremities warm"

  4. member(noun)

    an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations)

    "the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association"; "Canada is a member of the United Nations"

  5. penis, phallus, member(noun)

    the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. member(noun)ˈmɛm bər

    sb who is part of a group, club, etc.

    a member of a community chorus; a team member


  1. member(Noun)

    One who officially belongs to a group.

  2. member(Noun)

    A limb.

  3. member(Noun)

    The penis.

  4. member(Noun)

    One of the propositions making up a syllogism.

  5. member(Noun)

    An element of a set.

  6. member(Noun)

    In object-oriented programming, a function or piece of data associated with each separate instance of a class.

  7. Origin: From membre, from membre, from membrum, from memso-. Akin to *, menus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Member(verb)

    to remember; to cause to remember; to mention

  2. Member(noun)

    a part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office; an organ; a limb

  3. Member(noun)

    hence, a part of a whole; an independent constituent of a body

  4. Member(noun)

    a part of a discourse or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse

  5. Member(noun)

    either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality

  6. Member(noun)

    any essential part, as a post, tie rod, strut, etc., of a framed structure, as a bridge truss

  7. Member(noun)

    any part of a building, whether constructional, as a pier, column, lintel, or the like, or decorative, as a molding, or group of moldings

  8. Member(noun)

    one of the persons composing a society, community, or the like; an individual forming part of an association; as, a member of the society of Friends

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MEMBER' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #537

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MEMBER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #930

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MEMBER' in Nouns Frequency: #32

Translations for MEMBER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who belongs to a group, club, society, trade union etc

The association has three thousand members.

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