Definitions for COMMITTEEkəˈmɪt i
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a group of persons elected or appointed to perform some service or function, as to investigate or act upon a particular matter.
an individual to whom the care of a person or a person's estate is committed.
* Usage: See collective noun.
Origin of committee:
1425–75; late ME < AF; see commit , -ee
a special group delegated to consider some matter
"a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
committee, citizens committee(noun)
a self-constituted organization to promote something
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a group chosen to do a job, organize sth, etc.
the International Olympic Committee; the Committee on Environment and Public Works
a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols
a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.
Origin: comité, past participle of commettre, from committere, from con- + mittere.
one or more persons elected or appointed, to whom any matter or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by a court, or by any collective body of men acting together
one to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian
The Roycroft Dictionary
A thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
Translations for COMMITTEE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
committee(noun or noun plural)
a number of persons, selected from a larger body, to deal with some special business, eg the running of the larger body's affairs
The committee meet(s) today; (also adjective) a committee meeting.
- comitêPortuguese (BR)
- der AusschußGerman
- komité; udvalgDanish
- comité, comisiónSpanish
- هیئت بررسی؛ کمیسیونFarsi
- odbor, povjerenstvoCroatian
- comitato, commissioneItalian
- komitetas, komisijaLithuanian
- komiteja; komitejas-Latvian
- komité, nemnd, utvalgNorwegian
- هیئت بررسی؛ کمیسیونPersian
- كميټه، هيئتPashto
- de comitet)Romanian
- výbor; výborovýSlovak
- komisyon, kurul, heyetTurkish
- 委員會Chinese (Trad.)
- комітет; комісіяUkrainian
- کمیٹی ، انجمنUrdu
- ủy banVietnamese
- 委员会Chinese (Simp.)
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