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Definitions of congress

  1. a national legislative assembly
  2. the legislature of the United States government
  3. a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
  4. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.
  5. A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things.
  6. The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.
  7. A gathering or assembly; a conference.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.
  11. A conference; an assembly or ambassadors, etc., for the settlement of international affairs: Congress, the national legislature of the United States.
  12. A meeting together or assembly, as of ambassadors, etc., for political purposes: the federal legislature of the United States.
  13. A meeting together; the federal legislature of the United States.
  14. An assembly; conference; meeting; intercourse.
  15. The national legislative body of the United States.
  16. A meeting as of envoys, commissioners, deputies, & c.; the federal legislative body of the United States.
  17. 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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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
  3. Congress, however, did nothing new. – The Wars Between England and America by T. C. Smith
  4. I ask Congress to pass this request. – State of the Union Addresses of Ronald Reagan by Ronald Reagan
  5. I called upon your Congress that is trying to break up the government. – The Struggle between President Johnson and Congress over Reconstruction by Charles Ernest Chadsey
  6. We have Indians in Congress!" – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  7. This would bring us within four or five days of the meeting of Congress. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  8. Congress did not grant their prayer. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  9. Brick thinks a big cattle- king stood in with Congress, and he got the soldiers sent here to drive out all the settlers because they were beginning to farm the land instead of letting it grow wild for the cattle. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  10. During the last hundred years the leading orators of Congress have mainly come from among the humble and the poor, and all the learning they had of their art was got in the schoolhouse, the shop, the fields, and the University of Hard Knocks. – Increasing Personal Efficiency by Russell H. Conwell
  11. The Indians didn't want it done, and they joined together to send some one to Washington to address congress on the subject. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  12. According to Elizabeth, he had come over to attend a Catholic Congress in London. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  13. Rarely now do we hear the eagle scream in Congress or on the platform. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  14. He soon found that Congress could not be moved by a sense of justice, but only by personal influence. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  15. It was, in fact, the organ of the Congress. – The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl Commentator: Louis Lipsky Alex Bein
  16. Congress has made clear its recognition that the security of the western Pacific is vital to the security of the United States and that we should be firm. – The Communist Threat in the Taiwan Area by John Foster Dulles and Dwight D. Eisenhower
  17. In everything that the Congress has commanded there is an aspect of destruction as there is an aspect of creation. – Freedom Through Disobedience by C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  18. Archie Blair had gone to the city to a medical congress, and he missed him. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  19. Nobody but the good go to Congress. – Backlog Studies by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 23, 2009
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