[mem-ber] /ˈmɛm bər/
a person, animal, plant, group, etc., that is part of a society, party, community, taxon, or other 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.
Geology. a stratigraphic unit recognized within a formation, and mapped as such.
being a member of or having in an association, organization, etc.:
member countries of the United Nations.
a person who belongs to a club, political party, etc
any individual plant or animal in a taxonomic group: a 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
noun (sometimes not capital)
short for Member of Parliament
short for Member of Congress
a member of some other legislative body
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.
member mem·ber (měm’bər)
[second sense a euphemism for the even more euphemistic membrum virile]
[mem-berd] /ˈmɛm bərd/ adjective 1. having members, especially of a specified number or kind (often used in combination): a four-membered body.
- Member function
A method in C++.
- Member of congress
noun 1. a member of the US Congress, esp of the House of Representatives
- Member of parliament
noun 1. a member of the House of Commons or similar legislative body, as in many Commonwealth countries MP