Definition of member
2 : one of the individuals composing a group
3 : a person baptized or enrolled in a church
4 : a part of a whole: 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
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
Origin and Etymology of member
Middle English membre, from Anglo-French, from Latin membrum; akin to Gothic mimz flesh, Greek mēros thigh
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of member
MEMBER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of member for English Language Learners
: someone or something that belongs to or is a part of a group or an organization
: a part of a structure (such as a building or a bridge)
: a body part (such as an arm or a leg)
MEMBER Defined for Kids
Definition of member for Students
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.>
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