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 No other member of their traveling party has been affected by the virus. Brian Dulik, ajc, 7 Aug. 2022 What may take months or years for a union member may take hours for a nonunion worker. F. Vincent Vernuccio, WSJ, 7 Aug. 2022 The 56-year-old daughter of a politician who once had visions of rising to the top of the House leadership — but landed as vice president instead — has become arguably the most consequential rank-and-file member of Congress in modern times. Jonathan Martin, BostonGlobe.com, 7 Aug. 2022 No sitting member of Congress lives in this district, covering parts of Macomb and Oakland counties. Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press, 6 Aug. 2022 No other member of their traveling party has been affected by the virus. Brian Dulik, Chron, 6 Aug. 2022 In one of the strikes, after the warnings, fighter jets dropped two bombs on the house of an Islamic Jihad member. Fares Akram, Tia Goldenberg, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Aug. 2022 Each law enforcement member on Saturday filed inside the sanctuary to fill the auditorium, which seats more than 1,000. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 6 Aug. 2022 The New Kids on the Block member slips in just under the wire, turning 50 on Dec. 31. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 6 Aug. 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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“Member.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/member. Accessed 18 Aug. 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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