member

noun, often attributive
mem·​ber | \ ˈmem-bər How to pronounce member (audio) \

Definition of member

1 : a body part or organ: such as
a : limb
b : penis
c : a unit of structure in a plant body
2 : one of the individuals composing a group
3 : a person baptized or enrolled in a church
4 : a part of a whole: such as
a : a syntactic or rhythmic unit of a sentence : clause
b : one of the propositions of a syllogism
c : one of the elements of a set or class
d : either of the equated elements in a mathematical equation

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part, portion, piece, member, division, section, segment, fragment mean something less than the whole. part is a general term appropriate when indefiniteness is required. they ran only part of the way portion implies an assigned or allotted part. cut the pie into six portions piece applies to a separate or detached part of a whole. a puzzle with 500 pieces member suggests one of the functional units composing a body. a structural member division applies to a large or diversified part. the manufacturing division of the company section applies to a relatively small or uniform part. the entertainment section of the newspaper segment applies to a part separated or marked out by or as if by natural lines of cleavage. the retired segment of the population fragment applies to a part produced by or as if by breaking off. only a fragment of the play still exists

Examples of member in a Sentence

The club has 300 members. She is a member of the House of Representatives. She is a member of Parliament. a member of the audience This bird is a member of the finch family. countries that are members of the United Nations a horizontal member of a bridge See More
Recent Examples on the Web Thomas, the longest-serving member of the current court, has been a fierce opponent of Roe. Adam Liptak, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2022 The member then relayed the conversation to four people who spoke with The Washington Post. Michael Scherer And Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 14 May 2022 With the exception of Singapore -- the only member of the 10-member group to impose direct sanctions against Moscow -- the alliance has avoided criticizing Putin or Russia's prosecution of the war. Arkansas Online, 14 May 2022 Shishimarin is the first member of the Russian military to be facing a criminal trial, Venediktova said in a post on Facebook. Bynadine El-bawab Andclark Bentson, ABC News, 14 May 2022 With the exception of Singapore -- the only member of the 10-member group to impose direct sanctions against Moscow -- the alliance has avoided criticizing President Vladimir Putin or Russia’s prosecution of the war. Aamer Madhani, ajc, 13 May 2022 Barton, who was the youngest cast member at 17 during the pilot, told E! Emily Yahr, Washington Post, 13 May 2022 Today Gray, who is the last original member of the group, keeps both the music and the legacy alive. Pam Windsor, Forbes, 13 May 2022 The Shins have been rocking since 1996, but singer-guitarist James Mercer is the only remaining original member of the group. Annie Nickoloff, cleveland, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of member

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for member

Middle English membre, from Anglo-French, from Latin membrum; akin to Goth mimz flesh, Greek mēros thigh

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17 May 2022

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“Member.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/member. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for member

member

noun
mem·​ber | \ ˈmem-bər How to pronounce member (audio) \

Kids Definition of member

1 : someone or something that is part of a group
2 : a part (as an arm or leg) of a person or animal
3 : a part of a structure A supporting member of the roof gave way.

member

noun
mem·​ber | \ ˈmem-bər How to pronounce member (audio) \

Medical Definition of member

: a body part or organ the thyroid gland may be the offending member— H. A. Overstreet : as
a : limb
b : penis

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