What does member mean?

Definitions for member
ˈmɛm bərmem·ber

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word member.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. member, fellow membernoun

    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. membernoun

    anything that belongs to a set or class

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

  3. extremity, appendage, membernoun

    an external body part that projects from the body

    "it is important to keep the extremities warm"

  4. membernoun

    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, membernoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Membernoun

    Hence: A part of a whole; an independent constituent of a body; as: (a) A part of a discourse or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse. (b) (Math.) Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality. (c) (Engin.) Any essential part, as a post, tie rod, strut, etc., of a framed structure, as a bridge truss. (d) (Arch.) Any part of a building, whether constructional, as a pier, column, lintel, or the like, or decorative, as a molding, or group of moldings. (e) 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. (f) (Math.) one of the elements which, taken together, comprise a set. (g) (Math.) one of the individual objects which comprise a group or class.

Wiktionary

  1. membernoun

    One who officially belongs to a group.

  2. membernoun

    A limb.

  3. membernoun

    The penis.

  4. membernoun

    One of the propositions making up a syllogism.

  5. membernoun

    An element of a set.

  6. membernoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Membernoun

    Etymology: membre, French; membrum, Latin.

    The tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Jam. iii. 5.

    Where the respondent limits or distinguishes any proposition, the opponent must prove his own proposition according to that member of the distinction in which the respondent denied it. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    In poetry as in architecture, not only the whole but the principal members, and every part of them, should be great. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 267.

    My going to demand justice upon the five members, my enemies loaded with obloquies. Charles I .

    Mean as I am, yet have the Muses made
    Me free, a member of the tuneful trade. Dryden.

    Sienna is adorned with many towers of brick, which, in the time of the commonwealth, were erected to such of the members as had done any considerable service to their country. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Memberverb

    to remember; to cause to remember; to mention

  2. Membernoun

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

  3. Membernoun

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

  4. Membernoun

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

  5. Membernoun

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

  6. Membernoun

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

  7. Membernoun

    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. Membernoun

    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

  9. Etymology: [See Remember.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Member

    mem′bėr, n. an integral part of a whole, esp. a limb of an animal: a clause: one of a society: a representative in a legislative body.—adj. Mem′bered, having limbs.—n. Mem′bership, the state of being a member or one of a society: the members of a body regarded as a whole.—adj. Mem′bral, pertaining to the limbs rather than the trunk. Member of Parliament, a member of the House of Commons, M.P. [Fr. membre—L. membrum.]

Editors Contribution

  1. member

    A person who participates or joins a group.

    The local government member was efficient, effective and worked in unity with the people.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 8, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Member

    any one of the external appendages.

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of member in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of member in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of member in a Sentence

  1. Greg Abbott:

    Their constituents are getting mighty upset about the fact that their house member is not in the [Capitol], doing the job they were elected to do.

  2. Civic Trust President Kendra Arnold:

    House members can't accept anything worth $50 or above unless one of the specific exceptions in the ethics rules allows for it, when a member receives benefits or items free of charge based upon their position it raises red flags.

  3. Stephen Mader:

    He didn't appear angry or aggressive, he seemed depressed. As a Marine vet that served in Afghanistan and as an active member of the National Guard, all my training told me he was not a threat to others or me. Because of that I attempted to de-escalate the situation. I was just doing my job.

  4. Pramila Jayapal:

    Two years ago, I decided to tell my story as a member of Congress because I was so deeply concerned about the abortion ban legislation that was coming out from states across the country. Today, I am testifying before you because I want you to know that there are so many different situations that people face in making these choices.

  5. Begum Khaleda Zia:

    I, in the possible strongest terms, condemn and deplore the attack and the killing of a member of a minority religious community. They are also peace loving citizens of this soil and have the right to live in this country.

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