What does committee mean?

Definitions for committee
kəˈmɪt icom·mit·tee

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. committee, commissionnoun

    a special group delegated to consider some matter

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

  2. committee, citizens committeenoun

    a self-constituted organization to promote something

Wiktionary

  1. committeenoun

    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. committeenoun

    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. Committeenoun

    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. Committeeverb

    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 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

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  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. Kim Ji-hyung:

    The timing Samsung chose to make these changes is not stunningly adequate ... and if this committee fails, I will end up with huge disgrace.

  2. Ron Wyden:

    We have got 11 days or thereabouts; certainly tax extenders is front and center for the committee right now.

  3. Allen Sills:

    They will get all the data, synthesize it all and work with the clubs personnel, and then prepare a report which they will bring back to our committee that oversees our day-to-day COVID operations, and then I will review that report, so it is multilayered, with staff and many other people. On some days we might have only two to three traces and some days have 14 to 15 going on.

  4. Robert Allard:

    Much like the (U.S. Olympic Committee) knew about Larry Nassar years before his arrest and did nothing, USA Swimming had notice in 2010 that Sean Hutchison was involved in an inappropriate coach-athlete relationship with Ariana and took no actions to protect her or other swimmers from this pedophile, if this organization had immediately reported what it knew to authorities, Hutchison likely would have been stopped, Ariana would have been spared years of abuse, and countless other young girls would have been protected from this sexual predator.

  5. Shaun Bailey:

    London can host the #Olympics in 2020, given the ongoing disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak, I urge the Olympic Committee to seriously consider how London could stand ready to host the Olympics should the need arise.

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