• (British) IPA: /ˈmɛmbə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈmɛmbɚ/

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.
    Synonyms: limb, lith
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Romans 12:4 ↗:
      For as we haue many members in one body, and all members haue not the same office:
  4. (euphemism) The penis.
    Synonyms: pintle, tarse
  5. (logic) One of the propositions making up a syllogism.
    Synonyms: premise, premiss
  6. (set theory) An element of a set.
    Synonyms: element
  7. (object-oriented programming) A function or piece of data associated with each separate instance of a class.
  8. (AU, 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. (math) 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.
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Glied
  • Russian: член
  • Spanish: miembro, miembro viril

member (members, present participle membering; past and past participle membered)

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

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