Meaning of MEMBER in English


n.1 a person belonging to a society, team, etc.

2 (Member) a person formally elected to take part in the proceedings of certain organizations (Member of Parliament; Member of Congress).

3 (also attrib.) a part or branch of a political body (member State; a member of the EEC).

4 a constituent portion of a complex structure.

5 a part of a sentence, equation, group of figures, mathematical set, etc.

6 a any part or organ of the body, esp. a limb. b PENIS.

7 used in the title awarded to a person admitted to (usu. the lowest grade of) certain honours (Member of the British Empire).


membered adj. (also in comb.). memberless adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF membre f. L membrum limb

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.