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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Member  \Mem"ber\,  n.  [OE.  membre,  F.  membre,  fr  L.  membrum  cf 
  Goth.  mimz  flesh,  Skr.  mamsa.] 
  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. 
 
  {Compression  member},  {Tension  member}  (Engin.),  a  member,  as 
  a  rod,  brace,  etc.,  which  is  subjected  to  compression  or 
  tension,  respectively. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Member  \Mem"ber\,  v.  t.  [See  {Remember}.] 
  To  remember;  to  cause  to  remember;  to  mention.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  member 
  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}, 
  {appendage}] 
  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: 
  {penis},  {phallus}] 




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