Definitions of congress

  1. the legislature of the United States government
  2. a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
  3. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.
  4. A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things.
  5. The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.
  6. A gathering or assembly; a conference.
  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.
  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.
  9. The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.
  10. A conference; an assembly or ambassadors, etc., for the settlement of international affairs: Congress, the national legislature of the United States.
  11. A meeting together or assembly, as of ambassadors, etc., for political purposes: the federal legislature of the United States.
  12. A meeting together; the federal legislature of the United States.
  13. An assembly; conference; meeting; intercourse.
  14. The national legislative body of the United States.
  15. A meeting as of envoys, commissioners, deputies, & c.; the federal legislative body of the United States.
  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.
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