Congress, United States Congress, U.S. Congress, US Congress(noun)
the legislature of the United States government
a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
a national legislative assembly
sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledge(noun)
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
A coming-together of two or more people; a meeting.
A formal gathering or assembly; a conference held to discuss or decide on a specific question.
(often capitalized: Congress) A legislative body of a state, originally the bicameral legislature of the United States of America.
An association, especially one consisting of other associations or representatives of interest groups.
The National Congress of American Indians
The two legislative bodies of the United States: the House of Representatives, and the Senate.
A two-year session of these bodies, commencing after a Federal election and ending before the next one.
Plural form of congressman.
Plural form of congresswoman.
a meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter
a sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things
the coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition
a gathering or assembly; a conference
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
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
the lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years
A congress is a formal meeting of the representatives of different nations, constituent states, independent organizations, or groups. The term was chosen for the United States Congress to emphasize the status of each state represented there as a self-governing unit. Subsequent to the use of congress by the U.S. legislature, the term has been adopted by many states within unions, and by unitary nation-states in the Americas, to refer to their legislatures. Relationships in congress have historically proven to be controversial in any country, with a prime example transpiring in recent years between U.S. President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kong′gres, n. a meeting together or assembly, as of ambassadors, &c., for political purposes: the federal legislature of the United States.—v.i. to meet in congress.—adj. Congres′sional.—n. Con′gressman, a member of congress. [L. con, together, and gradi, gressus, to step, to go.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
is a diplomatic conference at which the representatives of sovereign States discuss matters of importance to their several countries, the most celebrated of which are those of Münster and Osnabrück, which issued in the treaty of Westphalia in 1648, at the end of the Thirty Years' War; of Rastadt, at the end of Spanish Succession War, in 1797; of Vienna, at the end of Napoleon's wars, in 1815; of Paris, in 1856, at the end of Russian War; and of Berlin, in 1878, at the end of Russo-Turkish war; but the name has come to be applied in federal republics to the legislative assembly which directs national as distinct from State concerns. In the United States, Congress consists of the Senate, elected by the State legislatures and the House of Representatives, elected directly by the people. It meets on the first Monday in December, and receives the President's message for the year. It imposes taxes, contracts loans, provides for national defence, declares war, looks after the general welfare, establishes postal communication, coins money, fixes weights and measures, &c. &c., but it is prohibited from preferential treatment of the several States, establishing or interfering with religion, curtailing freedom of speech, or pursuing towards any citizen, even under legal forms, a course of conduct which is unjust or even oppressive.
the Belgian Constituent Assembly, 1830-1831.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Congress' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2061
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Congress' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1177
Rank popularity for the word 'Congress' in Nouns Frequency: #842
The numerical value of Congress in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Congress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress but I repeat myself.
I don't mind what Congress does, as long as they don't do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
If you tell Congress everything about the world situation, they get hysterical. If you tell them nothing, they go fishing.
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- اجتماع, كونجرِس, مؤتمرArabic
- конференция, конгресBulgarian
- eduskunta, kongressi, liitto, keskusliittoFinnish
- còmhdhailScottish Gaelic
- 議会, 会議, 国会Japanese
- 대회, 연합회, 협의회, 의회Korean
- کۆنگرا, kongreKurdish
- congres, conferentieDutch
- congres, partidRomanian
- съезд, конгрессRussian
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