member

[ mem-ber ]
/ ˈmɛm bər /

noun

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. melville, lake,
  2. melvin,
  3. melvindale,
  4. mem,
  5. mem.,
  6. member of congress,
  7. member of parliament,
  8. member of the wedding, the,
  9. membered,
  10. membership

Origin of member

1250–1300; Middle English membre < Old French < Latin membrum

Related formsmem·ber·less, adjectivesub·mem·ber, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for member

member

/ (ˈmɛmbə) /

noun

Derived Formsmemberless, adjective

Word Origin for member

C13: from Latin membrum limb, part

Member

/ (ˈmɛmbə) /

noun (sometimes not capital)

a member of some other legislative body
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Word Origin and History for member

member

n.

late 13c., "sex organ" (cf. Latin membrum virile, but in English originally of women as well as men), also, "body part or organ" (in plural, "the body"), from Old French membre "part, portion; topic, subject; limb, member of the body; member" (of a group, etc.)," 11c., from Latin membrum "limb, member of the body, part," probably from PIE *mems-ro, from root *mems- "flesh, meat" (cf. Sanskrit mamsam "flesh;" Greek meninx "membrane," meros "thigh" (the "fleshy part"); Gothic mimz "flesh"). In English, sense of "person belonging to a group" is first attested early 14c., from notion of "constituent part of a complex structure." Meaning "one who has been elected to parliament" is from early 15c.

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Medicine definitions for member

member

[ mĕmbər ]

n.

A distinct part of a whole.
A part or an organ of a human or animal body, especially a limb.

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Science definitions for member

member

[ mĕmbər ]

Mathematics
A quantity that belongs to a set.
The expression on either side of an equal sign.
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