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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
References in classic literature ?
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
From another quarter, and sometimes from the same quarter, on another occasion, the cry is that the Congress will be but a shadow of a representation, and that the government would be far less objectionable if the number and the expense were doubled.
It is not yet forgotten that well-grounded apprehensions of imminent danger induced the people of America to form the memorable Congress of 1774.
These three cases of exclusive jurisdiction in the federal government may be exemplified by the following instances: The last clause but one in the eighth section of the first article provides expressly that Congress shall exercise "EXCLUSIVE LEGISLATION" over the district to be appropriated as the seat of government.
The Ten Original Amendments to the Constitution of the United States Passed by Congress September 25, 1789 Ratified December 15, 1791
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.
I ask the congress to join with me; but no president, no congress, no government can undertake THIS mission alone.
For this purpose the Legislature of Massachusetts proposed that delegates from every colony should meet in Congress.
All members of Congress swear their support to the whole Constitution-- to this provision as much as to any other.
In the winter of 1815, a law was passed by Congress prohibiting all traffic of British traders within the territories of the United States.
With the destruction of the Granger states, the Grangers in Congress disappeared.
Very well, a president elected by the congress," cried Michel; "and as I am the congress, you are unanimously elected

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