mem·ber /ˈmɛmbɚ/ 名詞
Mem·ber v. t. To remember; to cause to remember; to mention. [Obs.]
1. Anat. A part of an animal capable of performing a distinct office; an organ; a limb.
We have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office. --Rom. xii. 4.
2. Hence: A part of a whole; an independent constituent of a body; as: (a) A part of a discourse or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse. (b) Math. Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality. (c) Engin. Any essential part, as a post, tie rod, strut, etc., of a framed structure, as a bridge truss. (d) Arch. Any part of a building, whether constructional, as a pier, column, lintel, or the like, or decorative, as a molding, or group of moldings. (e) One of the persons composing a society, community, or the like; an individual forming part of an association; as, a member of the society of Friends. (f) Math. one of the elements which, taken together, comprise a set. (g) Math. one of the individual objects which comprise a group or class.
Compression member, Tension member Engin., a member, as a rod, brace, etc., which is subjected to compression or tension, respectively.
n 1: one of the persons who compose a social group (especially
individuals who have joined and participates in a group
organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a
member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the
members of his family" [ant: nonmember]
2: an organization that is a member of another organization
(especially a state that belongs to a group of nations);
"the library was a member of the interlibrary loan
association"; "Canada is a member of the United Nations"
3: an external body part that projects from the body; "it is
important to keep the extremities warm" [syn: extremity,
4: anything that belongs to a set or class; "snakes are members
of the class Reptilia"; "members of the opposite sex"
5: the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism) [syn: