Skip to main content
Select Source:

member

mem·ber / ˈmembər/ • n. 1. an individual belonging to a group such as a society or team: a member of the drama club interest from members of the public. ∎  an animal or plant belonging to a taxonomic group: a member of the lily family. ∎  (also Member) a person formally elected to take part in the proceedings of certain organizations: members of Congress Member of Parliament. ∎  a part or branch of a political body: [as adj.] member countries of the Central African Customs Union. 2. a constituent piece of a complex structure: the main member that joins the front and rear axles. ∎  a part of a sentence, equation, group of figures, mathematical set, etc. 3. archaic a part or organ of the body, esp. a limb. ∎  (also male member) the penis. Compare with membrum virile. ∎ Bot. any part of a plant viewed with regard to its form and position, rather than to its function. DERIVATIVES: mem·bered adj. [in comb.] ( chiefly Chem. ) a six-membered oxygen-containing ring.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"member." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"member." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member-0

"member." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved July 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member-0

member

member organ, limb XIII; constituent portion or individual XIV; one elected to a parliament, etc. XV; division of a sentence XVI. — (O)F. membre :- L. membrum, app. rel. to OIr. mīr piece of meat, Skr. māmsá-, OSl. męso, Goth. mimz meat, Gr. mērós thigh.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"member." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"member." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member-1

"member." The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology. . Retrieved July 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member-1

member

member (element) of a set S. An object x that is in S, usually denoted by x S. One of the basic actions that can be performed on sets is asking whether or not an object is in a set. See also operations on sets.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"member." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"member." A Dictionary of Computing. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member

"member." A Dictionary of Computing. . Retrieved July 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/computing/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member

member

member See FORMATION.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"member." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"member." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member

"member." A Dictionary of Earth Sciences. . Retrieved July 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member

member

memberabba, blabber, dabber, grabber, jabber, stabber, yabber •Alba, Galbaamber, camber, caramba, clamber, Cochabamba, gamba, mamba, Maramba, samba, timbre •Annaba, arbor, arbour, barber, Barbour, harbour (US harbor), indaba, Kaaba, Lualaba, Pearl Harbor, Saba, Sabah, Shaba •sambar, sambhar •rebbe, Weber •Elba •Bemba, December, ember, member, November, Pemba, September •belabour (US belabor), caber, labour (US labor), neighbour (US neighbor), sabre (US saber), tabor •chamber • bedchamber •antechamber •amoeba (US ameba), Bathsheba, Bourguiba, Geber, Sheba, zariba •cribber, dibber, fibber, gibber, jibba, jibber, libber, ribber •Wilbur •limber, marimba, timber •winebibber •calibre (US caliber), Excalibur •briber, fibre (US fiber), scriber, subscriber, Tiber, transcriber •clobber, cobber, jobber, mobber, robber, slobber •ombre, sombre (US somber) •carnauba, catawba, dauber, Micawber •jojoba, Manitoba, October, sober •Aruba, Cuba, Nuba, scuba, tuba, tuber •Drouzhba • Toowoomba • Yoruba •Hecuba

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"member." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 20 Jul. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"member." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (July 20, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member

"member." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved July 20, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/member