What does Congress mean?

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ˈkɒŋ grɪs; kənˈgrɛs, kəŋ-Congress

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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.

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

  2. congressnoun

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

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

  3. congressnoun

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

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

  4. congressnoun

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

    The National Congress of American Indians

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

  5. congressnoun

    Sexual intercourse.

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

  6. Congressnoun

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

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

  7. Congressnoun

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

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

  8. congressnoun

    Plural form of congressman.

  9. congressnoun

    Plural form of congresswoman.

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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  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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  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. President Barack Obama on Friday:

    This is not something where we can build a wall to prevent. Mosquitoes don't go through customs, congress needs to get me a bill. It needs to get me a bill that has sufficient funds to do the job. They should not be going off on recess before this is done.

  2. White House:

    This will only last a short amount of time, because we're going to run out of space, we're going to run out of resources in order to keep people together. And we're asking Congress to provide those resources and do their job.

  3. Secretary Wilkie:

    Once again the halls of Congress reverberate with odes to rugged individualism, state sovereignty, and contempt for the centralized super-state, these are bloodless battles Jefferson Davis could never fight but, they are no less vital for the future of American civilization. As our cities decay and our standards and spiritual traditions deteriorate, America is searching for a better way. Walker Percy urged us to look South to recover community, stability, and sense of place in God's order which we have regrettably lost. That is a tall proposition but it is certainly one Jefferson Davis would understand and certainly one for which Jefferson Davis would fight.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    It is not complicated that on the seminal fight over amnesty in Congress, the Gang of Eight bill -- that was the brain child of Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama, would have granted amnesty to 12 million people here illegally -- that I stood with the American people and led the fight to defeat it in the United States Congress.

  5. President Donald Trump on Saturday:

    Why was he allowed to be, you call it fraudulent or incorrect, transcript, so we offered this IG -- I don't know him, I don't think I ever met him. I don't think I -- he never even came in to see me. How can you do that without seeing the person ? never came in to see me, never requested to see me. He took this terrible, inaccurate whistleblower report, right, and he brought it to Congress.

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