Meaning of MEMBER in English


— memberless , adj.

/mem"beuhr/ , n.

1. a person, animal, plant, group, etc., that is part of a society, party, community, taxon, or other body.

2. Govt.

a. a member of Congress, esp. of the House of Representatives.

b. a member of the British Parliament, esp. of the House of Commons.

c. any member of a legislative body.

3. a part or organ of an animal body; a limb, as a leg, arm, or wing.

4. Bot. a structural entity of a plant body.

5. the penis.

6. a constituent part of any structural or composite whole, as a subordinate architectural feature of a building.

7. Math.

a. either side of an equation.

b. an element of a set.

8. Geol. a stratigraphic unit recognized within a formation, and mapped as such.


9. being a member of or having membership in an association, organization, etc.: member countries of the United Nations.

[ 1250-1300; ME membre membrum ]

Syn. 6. element, portion.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .