Meaning of MEMBER in English

MEMBER

/ ˈmembə(r); NAmE / noun

1.

member (of sth) a person, an animal or a plant that belongs to a particular group :

a member of staff / society / the family

characteristics common to all members of the species

2.

member (of sth) a person, a country or an organization that has joined a particular group, club or team :

party / union members

a meeting of member countries / states

How much does it cost to become a member?

an active member of the local church

3.

( old use or literary ) a part of the body, especially an arm or a leg

4.

a penis . People say 'member' to avoid saying 'penis'.

5.

Member (in Britain) a Member of Parliament :

the Hon. Member for Brent North

—see also private member

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : via Old French from Latin membrum limb.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.