- membre ( obsolete )
- Rhymes: -ɛmbə( r )
- Japanese: メンバー
From Middle English membre, from Old French membre, from Latin membrum ( “limb, body part” ), from Proto-Indo-European *memso-, *mems-ro ( “flesh” ). Akin to Gothic *mimz ( “meat, flesh” ), Crimean Gothic menus .
Coexists with native Middle English lim, limb ( “member, limb, joint” ) ( from Old English lim ( “limb, joint, main branch” ) ), and displaced Middle English lith ( “limb, joint, member” ) ( from Old English liþ ( “limb, member, join, tip” ) ) .
Explanation of member by Wordnet Dictionary
- the library was a member of the interlibrary loan association
- Canada is a member of the United Nations
- only members will be admitted
- a member of the faculty
- she was introduced to all the members of his family
- Member v. t. [See Remember.] To remember; to cause to remember; to mention. [Obs.]
- Member, 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. 4.
2. Hence: A part of a whole; an independent constituent of a body; as: A part of a discourse or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse. ( Math. ) Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality. ( Engin. ) Any essential part, as a post, tie rod, strut, etc., of a framed structure, as a bridge truss. ( 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. 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”. ( Math. ) one of the elements which, taken together, comprise a set. ( Math. ) one of the individual objects which comprise a group or class.
Compression member, Tension member ( Engin. ), a member, as a rod, brace, etc., which is subjected to compression or tension, respectively.
Definition of member by GCIDE Dictionary