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Definitions of congress

  1. the legislature of the United States government Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a meeting of elected or appointed representatives Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A gathering or assembly; a conference. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. A conference; an assembly or ambassadors, etc., for the settlement of international affairs: Congress, the national legislature of the United States. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A meeting together or assembly, as of ambassadors, etc., for political purposes: the federal legislature of the United States. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A meeting together; the federal legislature of the United States. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. An assembly; conference; meeting; intercourse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The national legislative body of the United States. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A meeting as of envoys, commissioners, deputies, &c.; the federal legislative body of the United States. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A meeting; an assembly of persons for the settlement of affairs between different states or countries; the legislature of the United States of America. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for congress

  1. In September, when Congress despatched the army of the north to conquer Canada, seven more men went from Second Westings, and enthusiasm grew. – Barbara Ladd by Charles G. D. Roberts
  2. After that speech I don't see why Congress should wait for him at all. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
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