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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: membre, from Latin membrum

member

noun
     
Related topics: Human, Officials
mem‧ber S1 W1 [countable]
1 a person or country that belongs to a group or organizationCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
committee/party/union/board etc member (=a member of a particular group) member of staff/staff member member of somebody's family member of the public member of society (=a citizen) senior/junior member leading member (=one of the most important members) active member founder member (=a member of an organization who also started that organization) member state/country/nation (=a country that belongs to a particular international organization) card-carrying member (=a member who is very active in a group) full member (=a member in the most complete way) associate member (=a member who does not have all the rights of a full member)
The majority of union members voted in favour of a strike.
member of
He is a member of the local tennis club.
We offer training to all members of staff.
The other members of his family were against the marriage.
Copies of the report are available to schools and members of the public.
a problem which should concern every member of society
a senior member of the ruling party
leading members of the government
She was an active member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
He is a founder member of the Prison Reform Trust.
a meeting of all UN member states
a card-carrying member of the Communist Party
Turkey is not yet a full member of the EU.
2 one of a particular group of animals or plants
member of
The plant is a member of the lily family.
Wolves and domestic dogs are members of the same species.
3 British EnglishPGO a Member of Parliament
member for
the member for Truro
4 formalHBH a man's sex organ [= penis]

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