W1S1 [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 plants
member 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 Parliament
member for
the member for Truro
4.) formal a man's sex organ
= ↑penis
COLLOCATES for sense 1
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)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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