- mem|berW1S1 [ˈmembə US -ər] n[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: membre, from Latin membrum]1.) a person or country that belongs to a group or organization▪ 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▪ In her youth she was an active member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).▪ 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 plantsmember of▪ The plant is a member of the lily family .▪ Wolves and domestic dogs are members of the same species .3.) BrE a Member of Parliamentmember for▪ the member for Truro4.) formal a man's sex organ= ↑penis▬▬▬▬▬▬▬COLLOCATES for sense 1committee/party/union/board etc member (=a member of a particular group)member of staff/staff membermember of somebody's familymember of the publicmember of society (=a citizen)senior/junior memberleading member (=one of the most important members)active memberfounder 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)▬▬▬▬▬▬▬
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.