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[n] the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
[n] an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] anything that belongs to a set or class; "snakes are members of the class Reptilia"; "members of the opposite sex"

Antonyms

nonmember

Misc. Definitions

\Mem"ber\, v. t. [See {Remember}.] To remember; to cause to remember; to mention. [Obs.]
\Mem"ber\, n. [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.
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2. Hence, a part of a whole; an independent constituent of a body; as: (a) A part of a discourse or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse. (b) (Math.) Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality. (c) (Engin.) Any essential part, as a post, tie rod, strut, etc., of a framed structure, as a bridge truss. (d) (Arch.) Any part of a building, whether constructional, as a pier, column, lintel, or the like, or decorative, as a molding, or group of moldings. (e) 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. {Compression member}, {Tension member} (Engin.), a member, as a rod, brace, etc., which is subjected to compression or tension, respectively.

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