- An example of a member is the drummer in a band.
- An example of a member is the toe on a foot.
- a part or organ of a human or animal body; specif.,
- an arm or leg
- the penis
- a part of a plant considered with regard to structure or position rather than function
- a distinct part or element of a whole, as of a mathematical equation, a sentence, a syllogism, a series, a building, a bridge, etc.
- a part or division in a system of classification: species are members of a genus
- a person belonging to some association, society, community, party, etc.
- Member of Congress
- Member of Parliament
Origin of memberMiddle English membre from Old English from Classical Latin membrum from Indo-European an unverified form m?msro-, variant, variety of an unverified form m?mso-, flesh from source Sanskrit m??sá-, Gothic mimz, flesh
- A distinct part of a whole, especially:a. Linguistics A syntactic unit of a sentence; a clause.b. Logic A proposition of a syllogism.c. Mathematics An element in a set.
- A part or an organ of a human or animal body, as:a. A limb, such as an arm or a leg.b. The penis.
- A part of a plant.
- One that belongs to a group or organization: a club member; a bank that is a member of the FDIC.
- Mathematics The expression on either side of an equality sign.
- A structural unit, such as a beam or wall.
Origin of memberMiddle English membre from Old French from Latin membrum
- One who officially belongs to a group.
- A part of a whole.
- The I-beams were to become structural members of a pedestrian bridge.
- Part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office; an organ; a limb.
- The penis.
- (logic) One of the propositions making up a syllogism.
- (set theory) An element of a set.
- (computing, programming) In object-oriented programming, a function or piece of data associated with each separate instance of a class.
- (Australia, law) the judge or adjudicator in a consumer court.
- A part of a discourse or of a period, sentence, or verse; a clause.
- (mathematics) Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the equality sign.
From Middle English membre, from Old French membre, from Latin membrum (“limb, body part”), from Proto-Indo-European *memso-, *mems-ro (“flesh”). Akin to Gothic * (mimz, “meat, flesh”), Crimean Gothic menus.
Coexists with native Middle English lim, limb (“member, limb, joint”) (from Old English lim (“limb, joint, main branch”)), and displaced Middle English lith (“limb, joint, member”) (from Old English liþ (“limb, member, join, tip”)).
(third-person singular simple present members, present participle membering, simple past and past participle membered)
- (obsolete) To remember.
- (obsolete) To cause to remember; to mention.
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