congress
noun Etymology: Latin congressus, from congredi to come together, from com- + gradi to go — more at grade Date: 1528 1. a. the act or action of coming together and meeting b. coitus 2. a formal meeting of delegates for discussion and usually action on some question 3. the supreme legislative body of a nation and especially of a republic 4. an association usually made up of delegates from constituent organizations 5. a single meeting or session of a group • congressional adjectivecongressionally adverb

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  • Congress — Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congress — con·gress n [Latin congressus meeting, encounter, from congredi to approach, meet] 1: a formal meeting of delegates 2 a: the supreme legislative body of a nation and esp. a republic b cap: the legislative branch of the United States government;… …   Law dictionary

  • congress — con‧gress [ˈkɒŋgres ǁ ˈkɑːŋgrs] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a formal meeting of representatives of different groups, countries etc, to discuss ideas, give information, and make decisions: • the annual congress of the miners union 2.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Congress — Congress, AZ U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 1717 Housing Units (2000): 1070 Land area (2000): 37.637348 sq. miles (97.480279 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.031384 sq. miles (0.081284 sq. km) Total area (2000): 37.668732… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Congress — est une census designated place (CDP) située dans le comté de Yavapai dans l État de l Arizona aux États Unis. La population y était de 1 717 habitants lors du recensement de 2000. Congress est une ville fantôme, ancien camp minier d or, qui …   Wikipédia en Français

  • congress — c.1400, body of attendants; also meeting of armed forces (mid 15c.); main modern sense of coming together of people, a meeting is from 1520s; from L. congressus a friendly meeting; a hostile encounter, pp. of congredi meet with, fight with, from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • congress — ► NOUN 1) a formal meeting or series of meetings between delegates. 2) (Congress) a national legislative body, especially that of the US. 3) the action of coming together. DERIVATIVES congressional adjective. ORIGIN Latin congressus, from… …   English terms dictionary

  • Congress — Congress, vom lateinischen Worte congredi, zusammentreten, nennt man eine Versammlung von Fürsten oder deren Gesandten zur Besprechung eines gemeinschaftlichen Interesse. Erst seit den letzten 20 Jahren ist diese Benennung allgemeiner geworden.… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • congress — [n] delegation of representatives assembly, association, caucus, chamber, club, committee, conclave, conference, convention, convocation, council, delegates, government, guild, league, legislative body, legislature, meeting, order, parliament,… …   New thesaurus

  • congress — [käŋ′grəs, kän′gris] n. [ME congresse < L congressus, a meeting, hostile encounter, pp. of congredi, to come together < com , together + gradi, to walk < gradus, a step: see GRADE] 1. a coming together; meeting 2. sexual intercourse 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • Congress — This article is about the forum. For other uses, see Congress (disambiguation). For systems of government similar to the U.S. federal government, see presidential system. A congress is a formal meeting of the representatives of different nations …   Wikipedia

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