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"member" in British English

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membernoun [C]

uk   /ˈmem.bər/  us   /-bɚ/
  • member noun [C] (PERSON)

A2 a ​person, ​animal, or thing that is ​part of a ​group: a ​family member a member of the ​oldergeneration male and ​female members of the ​group The ​lion is a member of the ​catfamily. Representatives of the member ​states will be ​meeting next ​week.A2 a ​person who ​joins a ​group to take ​part in a ​particularactivity: a new ​club member The ​parkingarea is for members only. Michael is a member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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  • member noun [C] (BODY PART)

formal a ​leg or ​arm formal a penis: the male member
(Definition of member from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"member" in American English

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membernoun [C]

 us   /ˈmem·bər/
  • member noun [C] (PERSON)

a ​person or thing that is ​part of a ​group: She’s a member of ​ourteam. The ​lion is a member of the ​catfamily.
  • member noun [C] (BODY PART)

a ​part or ​organ of a ​body, such as an ​arm, ​leg, or ​lung
(Definition of member from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"member" in Business English

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membernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmembər/
a ​person, ​company, or country that belongs to a ​group or ​organization: a member of sth She is a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.former/existing/new members Auditors said they had discovered "possible ​illegalacts" by ​former members of ​management. a staff/​team member a board/​committee/​council member EU/NATO/WTO members
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a ​shareholder of a ​company or other ​organization: The ​company will ​send a ​briefletter to all members within the next fortnight explaining what has ​happened and ​notifying them of the ​votedate.
(Definition of member from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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