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A member is a person who belongs to a group of people or a group such as a company or nation who belongs to another group like an alliance or consortium. By extension it can refer to any part of a whole.

Member may also refer to:

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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. Displaced native Middle English lim, limb "member, limb, joint" (from Old English lim "limb, joint, main branch"), Middle English lith "limb, joint, member" (from Old English liþ "limb, member, join, tip").





member (plural members)

  1. One who officially belongs to a group.
  2. A limb.
  3. The penis.
  4. (logic) One of the propositions making up a syllogism.
  5. (set theory) An element of a set.
  6. (computing, programming) In object-oriented programming, a function or piece of data associated with each separate instance of a class.


Derived terms


in logic See premise

in set theory See element

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  • Chinese: 成員, 成员 (chéng yuán)
  • Korean: 일원 (ilweon)

Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

A member is a person who belongs to a group of people.

Member may also mean:

  • Limb, a part of the human or animal body
  • Element, an object that belongs to a mathematical set
  • Military jury, which is called "Members" by people in the military
  • Penis (slang)
  • Users who have signed up for a specific internet service

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