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English noun: member

1. member (person) one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization)

SamplesOnly members will be admitted.
A member of the faculty.
She was introduced to all the members of his family.

Synonymsfellow member

Broader (hypernym)associate

Narrower (hyponym)Areopagite, board member, brother, cabalist, charter member, clan member, clansman, clanswoman, club member, commissioner, committee member, Conservative, council member, councillor, fellow, homeboy, homegirl, huddler, inductee, joiner, kibbutznik, kolkhoznik, pledge, Rosicrucian, Rosicrucian, Rotarian, sister, sodalist, tribesman


2. member anything that belongs to a set or class

SamplesSnakes are members of the class Reptilia.
Members of the opposite sex.

Broader (hypernym)component, component part, constituent, part, portion

3. member (body) an external body part that projects from the body

SamplesIt is important to keep the extremities warm.

Synonymsappendage, extremity

Broader (hypernym)external body part

Narrower (hyponym)chela, chelicera, claw, dactyl, digit, fang, fin, limb, mouthpart, nipper, parapodium, pincer, pleopod, swimmeret

4. member (group) an organization that is a member of another organization (especially a state that belongs to a group of nations)

SamplesThe library was a member of the interlibrary loan association.
Canada is a member of the United Nations.

Broader (hypernym)social unit, unit

5. member (body) the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)

Synonymspenis, phallus

Broader (hypernym)erectile organ

Narrower (hyponym)cock, dick, micropenis, microphallus, pecker, peter, prick, putz, shaft, tool

Part holonymforeskin, glans penis, prepuce, urethra, vena bulbi penis

Part meronymfamily jewels, male genital organ, male genitalia, male genitals, male reproductive system

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