Meaning of MEMBER in English


■ noun

1》 a person, country, or organization that has joined a group, society, or team.

↘a person, animal, or plant that belongs to a particular group.

↘( Member ) a person formally elected to certain legislative bodies.

↘used in the title awarded to a person admitted to certain honours.

2》 a constituent piece of a complex structure.

↘a part of a sentence, equation, etc.

3》 archaic a part of the body, especially a limb.

↘(also male ~ ) a man's penis.


-~ed adjective ( chiefly Chemistry ).


ME: via OFr. from L. membrum 'limb'.

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