What does Committee mean?

Definitions for Committee
kəˈmɪt iCom·mit·tee

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Committee.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. committee, commission(noun)

    a special group delegated to consider some matter

    "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

  2. committee, citizens committee(noun)

    a self-constituted organization to promote something

Wiktionary

  1. committee(Noun)

    a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols

    Etymology: comité, past participle of commettre, from committere, from con- + mittere.

  2. committee(Noun)

    a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.

    Etymology: comité, past participle of commettre, from committere, from con- + mittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Committee(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [From Commit, v. t.]

  2. Committee(verb)

    one to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian

    Etymology: [From Commit, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Committee

    A committee is a type of small deliberative assembly that is usually intended to remain subordinate to another, larger deliberative assembly—which when organized so that action on committee requires a vote by all its entitled members, is called the "Committee of the Whole". Committees often serve several different functions: ⁕Governance: in organizations considered too large for all the members to participate in decisions affecting the organization as a whole, a committee is given the power to make decisions, spend money, or take actions. Some or all such powers may be limited or effectively unlimited. For example of the later case, the Board of directors can frequently enter into binding contracts and make decisions which once taken or made, can't be taken back or undone under the law. ⁕Coordination: individuals from different parts of an organization might meet regularly to discuss developments in their areas, review projects that cut across organizational boundaries, talk about future options, etc. Where there is a large committee, it is common to have smaller committees with more specialized functions - for example, Boards of Directors of large corporations typically have an audit committee, finance committee, compensation committee, etc. Large academic conferences are usually organized by a co-ordinating committee drawn from the relevant professional body.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. committee

    A thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

Editors Contribution

  1. committee

    A group of elected people with a specific role, responsibility and authority to provide a specific service or purpose with accurate and defined role, responsibilities and goals. The members are focused on cocreating optimum health, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, fasttrack of social housing, public housing, council housing and affordable housing building projects, right to free education, right to be a parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, creation of a national living wage and universal living income system, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    The committee are very efficient and effective in their role.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #518

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Written Corpus Frequency: #481

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Nouns Frequency: #157

How to pronounce Committee?

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How to say Committee in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Committee in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Committee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Committee in a Sentence

  1. Terrell Suggs:

    Those guys gets a lot of sponsors. A lot of those guys are good-looking guys, we don’t want to damage them too much. It’s the most valuable position on the field. You got to protect them. If we have anybody to blame, it’s our own [general manager] Ozzie Newsome. He’s on the competition committee. He helps put the rules in.

  2. Libyan Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi:

    We mainly asked for the designation of the ship, we spoke with members of the Indian Mission and gave them the letter we sent to the sanctions committee.

  3. Brady President Kris Brown:

    This was not the outcome we wanted, but they can rest assured that they will hear from us, from advocates and from everyday Virginians in the intervening months about why we need to ban assault weapons in Virginia Beach, in the meantime, Judiciary Committee and Virginia Senate must swiftly pass the remaining seven, common-sense gun violence prevention laws before them. We need the action that voters demanded in November.

  4. Swiss Blatter:

    It is disturbing, to say the least, to hear Dr Chung Mong-joon describe FIFA as a' corrupt organization' during a press conference announcing Dr Chung Mong-joon candidacy, even more so when one recalls, and as Dr Chung can not have forgotten, that Dr Chung was Dr Chung and a FIFA emergency committee member for 17 years from 1994 until 2011.

  5. Another Cardozo student:

    We need to maintain innocent until proven guilty. Committee Republicans are actually being pretty fair. They are letting Committee Republicans speak, it's interesting. It's the next 40 years of our country.

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