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con·gress

 (kŏng′grĭs)
n.
1. A formal assembly of representatives, as of various nations, to discuss problems.
2. The national legislative body of a nation, especially a republic.
3. Congress
a. The national legislative body of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
b. The two-year session of this legislature between elections of the House of Representatives.
4.
a. The act of coming together or meeting.
b. A single meeting, as of a political party or other group.
5. Sexual intercourse.

[Middle English congresse, body of attendants, from Latin congressus, meeting, from past participle of congredī, to meet : com-, com- + gradī, to go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots.]

congress

(ˈkɒŋɡrɛs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a meeting or conference, esp of representatives of a number of sovereign states
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a national legislative assembly
3. a society or association
4. sexual intercourse
[C16: from Latin congressus from congredī to meet with, from com- together + gradī to walk, step]

Congress

(ˈkɒŋɡrɛs)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the bicameral federal legislature of the US, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) this body during any two-year term
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: Congress Party (in India) a major political party, which controlled the Union government from 1947 to 1977. Official name: Indian National Congress
Conˈgressional adj

con•gress

(n. ˈkɒŋ grɪs; v. kənˈgrɛs, kəŋ-)

n.
1. (cap.)
a. the national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
b. this body as it exists for a period of two years with the same membership: the 100th Congress.
c. a session of this body.
2. the national legislative body of a nation, esp. of a republic.
3. a formal meeting of representatives for the discussion, arrangement, or promotion of some matter of common interest.
4. the act of coming together; encounter; meeting.
5. an association, esp. one composed of representatives of various organizations.
6. familiar relations; dealings; intercourse.
7. coitus; sexual intercourse.
v.i.
8. to assemble together; meet in congress.
[1520–30; Middle English < Latin congressus assembly, intercourse =congred(i) to approach, meet]

Congress

 a formal assembly of a union, trade body, or similar organization; the assembly of a society; the national legislative body of the United States of America, 1798.

Congress

Abbreviated name of the Indian National Congress Party. Formed in 1885 as an educational association to encourage political development, it became the principal vehicle for opposition to British rule. It was led by Gandhi from 1920.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congress - the legislature of the United States governmentCongress - the legislature of the United States government
U.S. Senate, United States Senate, US Senate, Senate - the upper house of the United States Congress
law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, general assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
legislative branch - the branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating
2.congress - a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
Continental Congress - the legislative assembly composed of delegates from the rebel colonies who met during and after the American Revolution; they issued the Declaration of Independence and framed Articles of Confederation
3.congress - a national legislative assembly
law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature, general assembly - persons who make or amend or repeal laws
4.congress - the act of sexual procreation between a man and a womancongress - 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
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
defloration - the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
insemination - the introduction of semen into the genital tract of a female
hank panky - illicit sexual intercourse
penetration - the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman
criminal congress, unlawful carnal knowledge - forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals

congress

noun
1. meeting, council, conference, diet, assembly, convention, conclave, legislative assembly, convocation A lot has changed since the party congress.
2. legislature, house, council, parliament, representatives, delegates, quango, legislative assembly, chamber of deputies It's far from certain that the congress will approve them.

congress

noun
1. A formal assemblage of the members of a group:
2. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
3. A group of people united in a relationship and having some interest, activity, or purpose in common:
Translations
مُؤْتَمَرمَجْلِس الشُّيوخ والنُّواب
kongressjezd
kongresKongressen
eduskuntakeskusliittokongressiliitto
kongres
kongresszus
òjóîòingráîstefna; òingþing
kongresaskongresmenaskongreso narėkongreso naryssuvažiavimas
kongress
Kongres
parlament
KongreMillet Meclisi

congress

[ˈkɒŋgres]
A. N (= meeting) → congreso m
Congress (Pol) → el Congreso
B. CPD congress member Nmiembro mf del congreso, congresista mf CABINET, CAPITOL
CONGRESS
En el Congreso de Estados Unidos (Congress) se elaboran y aprueban las leyes federales. Consta de dos cámaras: la Cámara de Representantes (House of Representatives), cuyos 435 miembros son elegidos cada dos años por voto popular directo y en número proporcional a los habitantes de cada estado, y el Senado (Senate), con 100 senadores (senators), 2 por estado, de los que un tercio se elige cada dos años y el resto cada seis.

Congress

[ˈkɒŋgrɛs] (POLITICS) n
(in US)Congrès m
(in India)Congrès m

congress

[ˈkɒŋgrɛs] ncongrès m

congress

n
(= meeting)Kongress m, → Tagung f; (of political party)Parteitag m
Congress (US etc Pol) → der Kongress

Congress

[ˈkɒŋgrɛs] n (Am) → il Congresso

congress

[ˈkɒŋgrɛs] ncongresso

congress

(ˈkoŋgres) , ((American) -gris) noun
1. a formal meeting, especially an assembly of delegates etc.
2. a law-making body or parliament, especially that of the United States. He has been elected to Congress.
conˈgressional (-ʃənl) adjective
ˈcongressman noun
ˈcongresswoman noun
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He dreamed of going to Congress and even of becoming governor.
Later, he had engaged in politics, and served a part of two terms in Congress, besides making a considerable figure in both branches of the State legislature.
In the way of furniture, there is a stove with a voluminous funnel; an old pine desk with a three-legged stool beside it; two or three wooden-bottom chairs, exceedingly decrepit and infirm; and -- not to forget the library -- on some shelves, a score or two of volumes of the Acts of Congress, and a bulky Digest of the Revenue laws.
If Europe ever becomes a grand council of free nations,--as I trust in God it will,--if, there, serfdom, and all unjust and oppressive social inequalities, are done away; and if they, as France and England have done, acknowledge our position,--then, in the great congress of nations, we will make our appeal, and present the cause of our enslaved and suffering race; and it cannot be that free, enlightened America will not then desire to wipe from her escutcheon that bar sinister which disgraces her among nations, and is as truly a curse to her as to the enslaved.
If we were left solely to the wordy wit of legislators in Congress for our guidance, uncorrected by the seasonable experience and the effectual complaints of the people, America would not long retain her rank among the nations.
I guess if that writer that lived on Congress Street in Portland could 'a' heard your poetry he'd 'a' been astonished," said Mrs.
A representative could not be prouder of his election to a seat in the American Congress, than a slave on one of the out-farms would be of his election to do errands at the Great House Farm.
Mere messages in the earthly order of events had lately come to the English Crown and People, from a congress of British subjects in America: which, strange to relate, have proved more important to the human race than any communications yet received through any of the chickens of the Cock-lane brood.
We arranged on Monday that I should spend two days with Aunt Judith instead of going with him to Birmingham to that horrid Trade Congress.
And as for the present Congress, that body has gone so far as to plan for a special system of its own, in both Houses, so that all official announcements may be heard by wire.
I ask the congress to join with me; but no president, no congress, no government can undertake THIS mission alone.
Their Congress, assembled at Philadelphia, once--twice--had petitioned the king; had remonstrated to Parliament; had addressed the people of Britain, for the rights of Englishmen-- in vain.

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