What does Congress mean?

Definitions for Congress
ˈkɒŋ grɪs; kənˈgrɛs, kəŋ-con·gress

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Congress, United States Congress, U.S. Congress, US Congressnoun

    the legislature of the United States government

  2. congressnoun

    a meeting of elected or appointed representatives

  3. congressnoun

    a national legislative assembly

  4. sexual intercourse, intercourse, sex act, copulation, coitus, coition, sexual congress, congress, sexual relation, relation, carnal knowledgenoun

    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

Wiktionary

  1. congressnoun

    A coming-together of two or more people; a meeting.

  2. congressnoun

    A formal gathering or assembly; a conference held to discuss or decide on a specific question.

  3. congressnoun

    (often capitalized: Congress) A legislative body of a state, originally the bicameral legislature of the United States of America.

  4. congressnoun

    An association, especially one consisting of other associations or representatives of interest groups.

    The National Congress of American Indians

  5. congressnoun

    Sexual intercourse.

  6. Congressnoun

    The two legislative bodies of the United States: the House of Representatives, and the Senate.

  7. Congressnoun

    A two-year session of these bodies, commencing after a Federal election and ending before the next one.

  8. congressnoun

    Plural form of congressman.

  9. congressnoun

    Plural form of congresswoman.

  10. Etymology: From congressum, the past participle of congredi 'to go or come together', itself from con- + gradi 'to go or step'.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CONGRESSnoun

    Etymology: congressus, Latin.

    Here Pallas urges on, and Lausus there;
    Their congress in the field great Jove withstands,
    Both doom’d to fall, but fall by greater hands. John Dryden, Æn.

    From these laws may be deduced the rules of the congresses and reflections of two bodies. George Cheyne, Phil. Prin.

Wikipedia

  1. Congress

    A congress is a formal meeting of the representatives of different countries, constituent states, organizations, trade unions, political parties, or other groups. The term originated in Late Middle English to denote an encounter (meeting of adversaries) during battle, from the Latin congressus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congressnoun

    a meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter

  2. Congressnoun

    a sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things

  3. Congressnoun

    the coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition

  4. Congressnoun

    a gathering or assembly; a conference

  5. Congressnoun

    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

  6. Congressnoun

    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

  7. Congressnoun

    the lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years

Freebase

  1. Congress

    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

  1. Congress

    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

  1. Congress

    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.

  2. Congress

    the Belgian Constituent Assembly, 1830-1831.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Congress' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2061

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Congress' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1177

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Congress' in Nouns Frequency: #842

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Congress in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Congress in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Congress in a Sentence

  1. Jeb Bush:

    It is time for Republican leaders in Congress to act. We must demonstrate to Americans we are the party that will tackle serious challenges and build broad-based consensus to achieve meaningful reforms for our citizens and our future.

  2. Ramogi Huma:

    I think the Power Five and NCAA proposals are dead in the water. They went to Congress and they lost, at this point, all they can do is play defense, which is what we were doing at first. Now we're playing offense.

  3. Ronny Jumeau:

    The Americans always say: ‘You know how hard it is for us to deal with Congress on the budget.’, obama cannot come to Paris and not put money on the table. He’s got to put his money where his mouth is.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    We know from the additional witnesses who have come forward that there are additional documents that they have provided the State Department but have not been given to Congress, and so the evidence of obstruction of Congress continues to mount.

  5. Leo Gerard:

    The TPP deal shouldn't even be submitted to Congress, and if it is, it should be quickly rejected.

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