Congress Definition

kŏnggrĭs
noun
A coming together; meeting.
Webster's New World
Social interaction.
Webster's New World
An assembly or conference; specif., a formal assembly of representatives, as from various nations or churches, to discuss problems.
Webster's New World
Any of various legislatures, esp. the national legislature of a republic.
Webster's New World
An association or society.
Webster's New World
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pronoun
(US) A two-year session of these bodies, commencing after a Federal election and ending before the next one.
Wiktionary

The two legislative bodies of the United States: the House of Representatives, and the Senate.

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Other Word Forms of Congress

Noun

Singular:
congress
Plural:
congresses

Origin of Congress

  • Middle English congresse body of attendants from Latin congressus meeting from past participle of congredī to meet com- com- gradī to go ghredh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin congressum, the past participle of congredi 'to go or come together', itself from con- + gradi 'to go or step'.

    From Wiktionary

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