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member

Definitions

  • The Member for Lincoln
    The Member for Lincoln
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n member the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
    • n member an external body part that projects from the body "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
    • n member 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"
    • n member one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization) "only members will be admitted","a member of the faculty","she was introduced to all the members of his family"
    • n member anything that belongs to a set or class "snakes are members of the class Reptilia","members of the opposite sex"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

SOME HUMBLE MEMBERS OF THE GREAT WHITE FAMILY SOME HUMBLE MEMBERS OF THE GREAT WHITE FAMILY
STONE BODY WITH BRICK MEMBERS STONE BODY WITH BRICK MEMBERS
Member of the New Plutocracy Member of the New Plutocracy
Past and Present Members for Woodstock Past and Present Members for Woodstock
THE BELLY AND THE MEMBERS THE BELLY AND THE MEMBERS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Isaac Newton used to be a member of parliament
    • Member A part of a discourse or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse.
    • Member A part of a whole; an independent constituent of a body
    • Member (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."
    • Member Any essential part, as a post, tie rod, strut, etc., of a framed structure, as a bridge truss.
    • Member Any part of a building, whether constructional, as a pier, column, lintel, or the like, or decorative, as a molding, or group of moldings.
    • Member Either of the two parts of an algebraic equation, connected by the sign of equality.
    • Member one of the elements which, taken together, comprise a set.
    • Member one of the individual objects which comprise a group or class.
    • Member 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.
    • v. t Member To remember; to cause to remember; to mention.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Strawberries are a member of the rose family
    • n member An integral part of an animal body having a distinct function; a vital organ; particularly, in common use, one of the limbs or extremities, as a leg, an arm, or a wing.
    • n member Specifically, the private parts.
    • n member Figuratively, anything likened to a part of the body.
    • n member A part of any aggregate or whole; one of a number of associated parts or entities; any unit or division that can be considered separately as part of a total.
    • n member Specifically— A person considered in relation to any aggregate of individuals to which he belongs; particularly, one who has united with or has been formally chosen as a corporate part of an association or public body of any kind, as a church or a society: often used elliptically in England for a member of Parliament, and in the United States for a member of Congress.
    • n member A part of a discourse, or of a period or sentence; a clause; a part of a verse.
    • n member In architecture, any subordinate part of a building, order, or composition, as a frieze, cornice, or molding.
    • n member In algebra, either of the two parts or sides of an equation united by the sign of equality (=).
    • n member In zoology and botany, a component of any higher classificatory group: thus, a species is a member of a genus; a genus is a member of a family, etc.
    • n member In English law, a place where a custom-house has been kept of old time, with officers or deputies in attendance. Such localities were lawful places of exportation or importation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Almonds are members of the peach family
    • n Member mem′bėr an integral part of a whole, esp. a limb of an animal: a clause: one of a society: a representative in a legislative body
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Quotations

  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho%20Marx
    “I won't belong to any organization that would have me as a member.”
  • Anthony Sampson
    Anthony Sampson
    “Members rise from CMG (known sometimes in Whitehall as Call Me God) to KCMG (Kindly Call Me God) to GCMG (God Calls Me God).”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Don't be just another member of society, be a living example of your dreams and goals.”
  • Richard Bach
    Richard%20Bach
    “Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.”
  • Westbrook Pegler
    Westbrook Pegler
    “I am a member of the rabble in good standing.”
  • Honore De Balzac
    Honore%20De%20Balzac
    “I do not regard a broker as a member of the human race.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. membre, F. membre, fr. L. membrum,; cf. Goth. mimz, flesh, Skr. mamsa,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. membre—L. membrum.

Usage

In literature:

Well, I 'members a little myself and a heap of what others told me.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
It need not be said that the poorer members bear the rich in mind.
"Quaker Hill" by Warren H. Wilson
It acts by virtue of being a member; it does not become a member by virtue of its action.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. II" by Martin Luther
Sir William Petty was one of its members.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Over fifty persons enrolled as members.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Auckland possesses a class whose members are akin to the street-arabs of London and elsewhere, but differ from them in many respects.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
At that time it consisted of twelve American members.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
The Dubliners are beginning to publicly ridicule their Nationalist members.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
We have 420 members out of 670 of its members pledged to this reform.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
I 'member when they'd come to John Goodren's place to buy, but he not sell any.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I don' 'member anything 'bout my pappy, but I 'member Marster Henderson jus' like 'twas las' week.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Several of the members of this body with whom I conversed bore arms upon their persons.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
There was in Moscow, so the story runs, a gentle, kindly, and influential member of Nechayeff's society.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Course I wus too small to 'member all 'bout it an' I don't 'member 'bout de overseers.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Naturally they were loyal to their mother country and devout members of their mother church.
"Glimpses of the Past" by W. O. Raymond
At the beginning of each month an executive committee, composed of three men and three women, was chosen by the members of the company.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
When finally he returned to Virginia, he was unable to find a member of the colony.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
A creditor of an individual member of a bankrupt partnership cannot vote.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
The Union has 300,000 members in the United States at the present time, and 450,000 members in the whole world.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
Mr. Read was a member of the Congress of 1774 and continued a member during the Revolution.
"Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution" by L. Carroll Judson
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In poetry:

Of foul adultery, beware —
To keep thy vessel pure, take care —
And let not (for the wealth of Rome)
Christ's members a vile whore's become.
"Advice To A Youth" by Rees Prichard
But consecrate thy body unto God;
For a pure body is the Godhead's fane,
Christ's member, and the Trinity's abode:
Presume not thou that temple to prophane.
"Advice And Warning To The Adulterer" by Rees Prichard
I wish the Heatherblend members every success,
Hoping God will prosper them and bless;
Long May Dame Fortune smile upon them,
For all of them I've met are kind gentlemen.
"The Heatherblend Club Banquet" by William Topaz McGonagall
You often have been told of regiments brave and bold,
But we are the bravest in the land;
We're called the Tag-rag Band, and we rally in Queensland,
We are members of the Wallaby Brigade.
"The Wallaby Brigade" by Anonymous Oceania
If I have Christ, He'll change my nature quite,
And make the child of hell, a child of light —
From Satan's slave, and from a man undone,
I then shall be Christ's member, and God's son.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
Awm contented wi' mi share,
Rough an ready tho' mi fare,
An aw strive to do mi duty to mi naybor;
If yo wonder who aw am,
Well, mi name is Happy Sam,
Awm a member ov the multitude who labor.
"Happy Sam's Song" by John Hartley

In news:

Former members of Uruguay's rugby team who survived a 1972 plane crash in the Chilean Andes hold a moment of silence after the unveiling a plaque with pictures of family members and friends who died in the crash.
Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer Members of the Navy greet members of VFW Post 7963 in Eynon as they arrive for the pre-race dinner on Saturday.
This annuity is applicable to those who had a service member die before March 21, 1974 or in the case of Reserve members, died before October 1, 1978.
Hungarian member of the European Parliament and member of the right-wing party "Jobbik" Csanad Szegedi delivers a speech to his supporters during a demonstration untitled "To be members, or to be free".
According to the county, the council is supposed to be comprised of five members appointed by the commissioners, two members of the commission, one member to represent Navarre, one to represent Gulf Breeze and one to represent Milton.
In 72 hours, members of the DC Democratic State Committee will choose the next DC Council member — an at-large member to fill the seat Phil Mendelson vacated upon being elected chairman.
We have established a number of events for our MPTA members and NON members.
SAG and AFTRA are scheduled to mail out ballots Monday to 120,000 SAG members and 70,000 AFTRA members, who include actors, broadcasters, DJs, singers and dancers, with a tabulation date of March 30.
She plans, implements, and continuously evaluates the member services program to enhance the effective use of services and to improve member satisfaction.
8 FICPA Members, $8 Non-Members.
25 non-members $20 SAMA members and participating artists RSVP by November 28 814 472-3920.
Short hike w/ guide teaching birding basics at PEEC, 10am-noon, members free, non-members $5.
NSCA appointed two new members to its board of directors at the association's annual Member Meeting and Industry Forum during InfoComm 08.
The new members will serve alongside 29 members who currently serve on the Board, according to a news release issued Tuesday by UC spokesman Scott Castleman.
Had been a crew member on a vessel named Phoenix when he and a female crew member fell off around 12:30 pm Monday when the boat tipped near Bayside Beach.
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In science:

Every member of Ω finds a place in the ensemble and every member of the ensemble is some element of the sample space.
Monte Carlo: Basics
Once this is done all members can deals members.
Entanglement Swapping of Generalized Cat States and Secret Sharing
In order to induce a social network graph, members of the primary mode can be brought together via their relationships with members of the secondary mode.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
It may be defined such ultrafilter D that for any family (Xi )i∈B, where each Xi generates a member of B, their ultraproduct (Xi )D generates a member of the intersection ∩B .
Classification of Banach Spaces --its Topological and Cardinality Properties
This paradox says that the set of all sets that are not members of themselves is both a member of itself and not a member of itself.
A Universal Approach to Self-Referential Paradoxes, Incompleteness and Fixed Points
Repeat this procedure until there are no members of V0 proceedeing any non-members of V0 .
Noncommutative plane curves
Here, every group is noted by the name of the brightest member, and the number of group members with Θ > 0 is shown in brackets.
The Local Group and other neighboring galaxy groups
The assumption is made here that the distances between members of the multiple system are approximately equal and that all of the members form at the same time.
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
To see that F ∗ φ is well defined we need to prove that two members of the same cohomology class in the domain are transformed into members of the same cohomology class in the range.
The Signature of a Manifold
Consider the natural numbers IN and a nonempty language LN each member of which denotes a member of IN.
General Logic-Systems and Consequence Operators
From Claim 1, the minimal members of Ω \ Ω(R, S ) have arity at most 2n and hence, there are only finitely many of such minimal members (w.r.t. the equivalence associated with the quasi-order).
On a quasi-ordering on Boolean functions
Given a section S = (A, B ) we also denote by S(1) the first member A of the section and by S(2) the second member B of the section.
Lattices which can be represented as lattices of intervals
Remark 4.5. A family M of sets is cal led interlocking (see ) provided that every set M ∈ M which is an intersection of strictly larger members of M has a representation as a union of strictly smal ler members of M.
Lattices which can be represented as lattices of intervals
Squares mark cluster members, while diamonds are non-members.
Using globular clusters to test gravity in the weak acceleration regime: NGC 7099
The applicability of RMT to a single system is guaranteed by the property of ergodicity: For almost all members of the ensemble, the ensemble average of an observable (as given by RMT) is equal to the running average of that observable taken over the spectrum of a single member.
Random Matrices and Chaos in Nuclear Spectra
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