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Dictionary Definition

member

Noun

1 one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participates in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family" [ant: nonmember]
2 an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations); "the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association"; "Canada is a member of the United Nations"
3 an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm" [syn: extremity, appendage]
4 anything that belongs to a set or class; "snakes are members of the class Reptilia"; "members of the opposite sex"
5 the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism) [syn: penis, phallus]

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English

Etymology

From membre.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. One who officially belongs to a group.
  2. A limb.
  3. The penis.
  4. One of the propositions making up a syllogism.
  5. An element of a set.

Synonyms

one who officially belongs to a group
a limb
penis
in logic See premise
in set theory See element

Extensive Definition

A member is a person who belongs to a group of people or a group such as a company or nation who belongs to another group like an alliance or consortium. By extension it can refer to any part of a whole.
Member may also refer to:

See also

member in German: Glied
member in Spanish: Miembro
member in French: Membre
member in Japanese: メンバー
member in Portuguese: Membro
member in Russian: Член
member in Simple English: Member
member in Swedish: Medlem

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Greek, affiliate, appendage, arm, associate, belonger, bough, branch, brother, card-carrier, card-carrying member, cardholder, charter member, clubber, clubman, clubwoman, colleague, committeeman, comrade, conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist, cut, division, dues-paying member, enlistee, enrollee, fellow, fraternity man, guildsman, hand, honorary member, imp, initiate, insider, joiner, joint, leg, life member, limb, link, lobe, lobule, moiety, offshoot, one of us, organ, parcel, piece, pinion, pledge, portion, ramification, runner, scion, section, segment, sister, socius, sorority girl, sorority woman, spray, sprig, spur, switch, tail, tendril, twig, wing
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