American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A formal assembly of representatives, as of various nations, to discuss problems.
- n. The national legislative body of a nation, especially a republic.
- n. The national legislative body of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
- n. The two-year session of this legislature between elections of the House of Representatives.
- n. The act of coming together or meeting.
- n. A single meeting, as of a political party or other group.
- n. Sexual intercourse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A meeting together of individuals: an encounter; an interview.
- n. The meeting of persons in sexual commerce.
- n. A formal meeting or association of persons having a representative character; an organization or authorized assemblage of persons for the consideration of some special subject or the promotion of some common interest; particularly, in politics, an assemblage of envoys, commissioners, or plenipotentiaries representing sovereign powers, or of sovereigns themselves, for the purpose of arranging international affairs: as, the Congress of Vienna (1814-15); the Congress of Paris (1856). For the distinction between conference and congress, see extract under conference, 2 .
- n. [capitalized] The national legislature of the United States. In United States history there have been three differently constituted bodies so named: The Continental Congress, representing the thirteen colonies. What is known as the first Continental Congress, with delegates from all the colonies but Georgia, met in Philadelphia September 5th, 1774, and lasted until October 26th, 1774; the second, in which all were represented, met in Philadelphia May 10th, 1775, and adjourned December 12th, 1776; the third met in Baltimore December 20th, 1776, and lasted until the Articles of Confederation went into operation, March 1st, 1781.
- n. The name of the lower house of the Spanish Cortes, and of the national legislatures of the South American republics.
- To come together; assemble; congregate.
- n. archaic A coming-together of two or more people; a meeting.
- n. A formal gathering or assembly; a conference held to discuss or decide on a specific question.
- n. A legislative body of a state, originally the bicameral legislature of the United States of America.
- n. An association, especially one consisting of other associations or representatives of interest groups.
- n. Sexual intercourse.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.
- n. obsolete A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things.
- n. The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.
- n. A gathering or assembly; a conference.
- n. A formal assembly, as of princes, deputies, representatives, envoys, or commissioners; esp., a meeting of the representatives of several governments or societies to consider and determine matters of common interest.
- n. The collective body of senators and representatives of the people of a nation, esp. of a republic, constituting the chief legislative body of the nation.
- n. The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.
- n. a national legislative assembly
- n. the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
- n. a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
- n. the legislature of the United States government
- From Latin congressum, the past participle of congredi 'to go or come together', itself from con- + gradi 'to go or step'. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English congresse, body of attendants, from Latin congressus, meeting, from past participle of congredī, to meet : com-, com- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The bottom line is, this american election is going to be won on who is more cool headed and experienced and takes action and is partisan and wants to fix the “DO NOTHING CONGRESS” vs hot headed, inexperienced, do nothing and bi-partisan and dosnt want to fix congress.”
“The Soviet position followed the new position of the CPSU at its 20th Congress 1956 where Nikita Khruschev unveiled misdeeds of Stalin in his secret speech on the last day of the congress.”
“I did not notice anyone reluctant to talk to him when I was in Havana in January (during the Cultural Congress), and it is significant that he was one of the few Cuban intellectuals who were official representatives to that congress.”
“President Buchanan will be sooner converted than Napoleon; although I do not know, how the Heavenly Congress see this matter, because I am not in their congress but only a medium of messengers sent from that congress.”
“At the opening of the Thirty-Fourth Congress the anti-Nebraska men gradually united in supporting Banks for speaker, and after one of the bitterest and most protracted speakership contests in the history of congress, lasting from the 3rd of December 1855 to the 2nd of February 1856, he was chosen on the”
“Here's how the dilemma is summarized in a remarkable "Open Letter To Congress" that was, by one "Numerian," who appears to speak from deep experience working in finance and with derivates and gives permission to anyone to republish it or send it to congress, a letter that has also been reproduced by Cernig at Newshoggers, and which I think should be published at every blog in the liberal blogisphere:”
“Congress: Keeping control of congress and getting to 60 in the Senate is likely to be the focus of a lot of bloggers in the next â “but with organizing, party building, and fundraising via the internet President Obama.”
“So I think everyone in congress is responsible for this failure.”
“I'm more worried about the tactics the majority in congress is using, such as telling the minority they must vote on this issue right away, even if they haven't had time enough to read the bill's contents, than”
“If all you want todo in congress is get reelected to congress, getting elected to congress in the first place seems a bit daft.”
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