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Definition of member noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1member (of something) a person, an animal, or a plant that belongs to a particular group a member of society/the family characteristics common to all members of the species
  2. 2a person, a country, or an organization that has joined a particular group, club, or team staff/party/union members a meeting of member countries/states How much does it cost to become a member? member of something an active member of the local church a founding member of the conservation group Little is known about the third member of the band.
  3. 3(old use or literary) a part of the body, especially an arm or a leg
  4. 4a penis. People saymemberto avoid sayingpenis.
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