[ mem-ber ]
/ ˈmɛm bər /
a person, animal, plant, group, etc., that is part of a society, party, community, taxon, or other body.
- a member of Congress, especially of the House of Representatives.
- a member of the British Parliament, especially of the House of Commons.
- any member of a legislative body.
a part or organ of an animal body; a limb, as a leg, arm, or wing.
Botany. a structural entity of a plant body.
a constituent part of any structural or composite whole, as a subordinate architectural feature of a building.
- either side of an equation.
- an element of a set.
Geology. a stratigraphic unit recognized within a formation, and mapped as such.
being a member of or having membership in an association, organization, etc.: member countries of the United Nations.
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Origin of member
1250–1300; Middle English membre < Old French < Latin membrum
OTHER WORDS FROM membermem·ber·less, adjectivesub·mem·ber, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sub-member (1 of 2)
/ (ˈmɛmbə) /
a person who belongs to a club, political party, etc
any individual plant or animal in a taxonomic groupa member of the species
any part of an animal body, such as a limb
another word for penis
any part of a plant, such as a petal, root, etc
maths any individual object belonging to a set or logical class
a distinct part of a whole, such as a proposition in a syllogism
a component part of a building or construction
Derived forms of membermemberless, adjective
Word Origin for member
C13: from Latin membrum limb, part
British Dictionary definitions for sub-member (2 of 2)
/ (ˈmɛmbə) /
noun (sometimes not capital)
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Medical definitions for sub-member
[ mĕm′bər ]
A distinct part of a whole.
A part or an organ of a human or animal body, especially a limb.
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Scientific definitions for sub-member
[ mĕm′bər ]
A quantity that belongs to a set.
The expression on either side of an equal sign.
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