Definitions of member

  1. anything that belongs to a set or class; " snakes are members of the class Reptilia"; " members of the opposite sex"
  2. the male organ of copulation (` member' is a euphemism)
  3. an organization that is a member of another organization ( especially a state that belongs to a group of nations); " the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association"; " Canada is a member of the United Nations"
  4. one of the persons who compose a social group ( especially individuals who have joined and participates in a group organization); " only members will be admitted"; " a member of the faculty"; " she was introduced to all the members of his family"
  5. To remember; to cause to remember; to mention.
  6. A part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office; an organ; a limb.
  7. Hence, a part of a whole; an independent constituent of a body
  8. Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality.
  9. Any essential part, as a post, tie rod, strut, etc., of a framed structure, as a bridge truss.
  10. Any part of a building, whether constructional, as a pier, column, lintel, or the like, or decorative, as a molding, or group of moldings.
  11. One of the persons composing a society, community, or the like; an individual forming part of an association; as, a member of the society of Friends.
  12. A limb or organ; a necessary part of anything; one of an association or community.
  13. A limb of an animal: a clause: one of a community: a representative in a legislative body: ( B., in pl.) the appetites and passions.
  14. Limb of the body; component part; one of a society or legislative body.
  15. A limb; organ; part; one of an organization.
  16. The limb of an animal with a special function; any part with a special office; a clause; a part of a verse; one of a community or society.
  17. A limb or part of an animal, as a leg, an arm, an ear, & c.; a part of a discourse; a period or sentence; one of a society or community; in Scrip., the appetites or passions.
  18. A limb or organ of the body; a well- defined part or organ of a plant.

Usage examples for member

  1. Q. You are not a member of any party? – The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt by Oliver Remey Henry Cochems Wheeler Bloodgood
  2. Then the old man left us, and, watching for a moment, we saw him enter into conversation with this soldier and that, until it seemed as if he was bent on making the acquaintance of every member of the force. – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  3. There is no reason why he should not have been mentioned in this list had he been a member of the company at that time. – Shakespeare's Lost Years in London, 1586-1592 by Arthur Acheson
  4. " That's all very well for you," grumbled Penny, " but I can't write much of a story without talking to some member of the family." – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  5. Any individual object that possesses these is a member. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  6. The rule was, and still is, that a member against whom a charge is made must be heard in his own defence, and must then leave the House. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 5 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  7. It was all very well to be a Member of Parliament, but, after all, Members of Parliament never do anything. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  8. Have you heard me mentioned, Mr. Delamayn, by another member of your family besides your father?" – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  9. She ought to be an honary member- the very honaryest one of all. – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  10. A member of a Girl Scout Patrol in the west, she had asked to be admitted into the Eagle's Wing Troop in Westhaven. – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  11. Not any member of the family? – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  12. Peter Bremner, we may remark in passing, was a particularly useful member of society. – The Lighthouse by Robert Ballantyne
  13. He is, after all, more like San Giacinto than any other member of the family, cold, perhaps, and hard by nature. – Don Orsino by F. Marion Crawford
  14. As a member of St. Mark's and as your friend, I am deeply interested. – The House of Toys by Henry Russell Miller
  15. By a pleasant coincidence, we happen to be gathered here within a day or two of the birthday of one member of our charming party. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  16. When Bennett sat down, the importance of the member for West Brookshire, both in the House and in the country, had risen a hundred per cent. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. I inquired why in the name of common sense I allowed myself to be so disturbed by the conduct of an amanuensis, paid by the day, and, moreover, a member of a religious order. – The House of Martha by Frank R. Stockton
  18. " I'm a member of it," he went on rapidly. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  19. You can interview, if you will, any member of the household. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. The order governed, but no single member of it was free, not even the General of the order. – Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II. by Gustav Freytag