member

noun (C)
1 someone who has joined a particular club, group, or organization: I'm a member of the local tennis club. | club/union/party etc members: The strike was approved by a majority of union members. | member states/countries/organizations etc (=the states etc that have joined a particular group): UN member states | full member (=a member in the most complete way): Turkey wants to become a full member of the EC.
2 one of a particular group of people or things: Dogs and wolves are both members of the same species. | member of a family: The other members of his family were against the marriage. | member of staff (=a worker at a particular company): All members of staff must wear uniform
3 BrE a Member of Parliament: the member for Truro
4 technical or humorous the male sex organ; penis
5 old use a part of the body, especially an arm or leg

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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