What does member mean?

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ˈmɛm bərmem·ber

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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)

GCIDE

  1. Member(n.)

    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.

    Etymology: [OE. membre, F. membre, fr. L. membrum; cf. Goth. mimz flesh, Skr. mamsa.]

Wiktionary

  1. member(Noun)

    One who officially belongs to a group.

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

  2. member(Noun)

    A limb.

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

  3. member(Noun)

    The penis.

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

  4. member(Noun)

    One of the propositions making up a syllogism.

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

  5. member(Noun)

    An element of a set.

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

  6. member(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Member(verb)

    to remember; to cause to remember; to mention

    Etymology: [See Remember.]

  2. Member(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Remember.]

  3. Member(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Remember.]

  4. Member(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Remember.]

  5. Member(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Remember.]

  6. Member(noun)

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

    Etymology: [See Remember.]

  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

    Etymology: [See Remember.]

  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

    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.

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

How to pronounce member?

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How to say member in sign language?

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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. David Letterman:

    But Letterman’s view of The Donald has since shifted dramatically. I can remember David Letterman doing an impression, behind a podium, of a reporter for The New York Times who has a congenital disorder. And then I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person. And that’s what I thought would happen.

  2. Charles Moran:

    Brownley is a very junior member in the minority party, contrast that against ... Antonio Sabato Jr. ... you have somebody who is a member of the majority party who has good relations with the Trump administration.

  3. Walter Scott:

    If you have no friends to share or rejoice in your success in life - if you cannot look back to those whom you owe gratitude, or forward to those to whom you ought to afford protection, still it is no less incumbent on you to move steadily in the path of duty; for your active excretions are due not only to society; but in humble gratitude to the Being who made you a member of it, with powers to save yourself and others.

  4. Prince Andrew:

    I stayed with him and that's... that's the bit that... I kick Prince Andrew for on a daily basis, because it was not something that was becoming of a member of the royal family and we try and uphold the highest standards and practices and I let the side down, simple as that.

  5. 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.

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