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Webster 1913 Edition


Member

Mem′ber

,
Verb.
T.
[See
Remember
.]
To remember; to cause to remember; to mention.
[Obs.]

Mem′ber

,
Noun.
[OE.
membre
, F.
membre
, fr. L.
membrum
; cf. Goth.
mimz
flesh, Skr.
mamsa
.]
1.
(Anat.)
A part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office; an organ; a limb.
We have many
members
in one body, and all
members
have not the same office.
Rom. xii. 4.
Compression member
,
Tension member
(Engin.)
,
a member, as a rod, brace, etc., which is subjected to compression or tension, respectively.

Webster 1828 Edition


Member

MEM'BER

,
Noun.
[L. membrum.]
1.
A limb of animal bodies, as a leg, an arm, an ear, a finger, that is, a subordinate part of the main body.
2.
A part of a discourse, or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse. Harmony in poetry is produced by a proportion between the members of the same verse, or between the members of different verses.
3.
In architecture, a subordinate part of a building, as a frieze or cornice; sometimes a molding.
4.
An individual of a community or society. Every citizen is a member of the state or body politic. So the individuals of a club, a corporation or confederacy, are called its members. Students of an academy or college are its members. Professed christians are called members of the church.
5.
The appetites and passions, considered as tempting to sin. Rom.7. Col.3.

Definition 2021


Member

Member

See also: member and 'member

Luxembourgish

Noun

Member m (plural Memberen)

  1. member (person)
    D'Membere vun der Partei hunn den neie Wahlprogramm ugeholl.
    The party's members have approved the new election manifesto.

member

member

See also: Member and 'member

English

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Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmɛmbə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmɛmbɚ/
  • Hyphenation: mem‧ber
  • Rhymes: -ɛmbə(ɹ)

Noun

member (plural members)

  1. One who officially belongs to a group.
  2. A part of a whole.
    The I-beams were to become structural members of a pedestrian bridge.
    • 1979, Kenneth J. Englund, "The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian (Carbonfierous) Systems in the United States - Virginia", Page C-14, in Geological Survey Professional Paper, Volume 1110
      The member intertongues and grades laterally with the lower sandstone member of the Pocahontas Formation of Early Pennslyvanian age
  3. Part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office; an organ; a limb.
    • Bible, Rom. xii. 4
      We have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office.
  4. The ****.
  5. (logic) One of the propositions making up a syllogism.
  6. (set theory) An element of a set.
  7. (object-oriented programming) A function or piece of data associated with each separate instance of a class.
  8. (Australia, law) the judge or adjudicator in a consumer court.
  9. A part of a discourse or of a period, sentence, or verse; a clause.
  10. (mathematics) Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the equality sign.
  11. (computing) A file stored within an archive file.
    The zip file holding the source code of this application has 245 members.
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Etymology 2

See remember.

Alternative forms

Verb

member (third-person singular simple present members, present participle membering, simple past and past participle membered)

  1. (obsolete outside dialects) To remember.
  2. (obsolete) To cause to remember; to mention.


Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛmbər]

Noun

member (plural members)

  1. member