member

n.
1 a person belonging to a society, team, etc.
2 (Member) a person formally elected to take part in the proceedings of certain organizations (Member of Parliament; Member of Congress).
3 (also attrib.) a part or branch of a political body (member State; a member of the EEC).
4 a constituent portion of a complex structure.
5 a part of a sentence, equation, group of figures, mathematical set, etc.
6 a any part or organ of the body, esp. a limb. b = PENIS.
7 used in the title awarded to a person admitted to (usu. the lowest grade of) certain honours (Member of the British Empire).
Derivatives:
membered adj. (also in comb.). memberless adj.
Etymology: ME f. OF membre f. L membrum limb

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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