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congress

con·gress

congress

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kang grihs
definition 1: a formal assembly or meeting of representatives from various nations, states, or other organizations.
She will attend an international congress on nutrition in Moscow next month.
similar words:
assemblage, assembly, conference, convention, convocation, council, meeting
definition 2: the legislative branch of a national government, esp. a republic.
The issue will be decided upon by the congress.
synonyms:
house, legislature, parliament
similar words:
assembly, council, Knesset, senate, soviet
definition 3: (cap.) the legislative branch of the U.S. government, comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The Congress will begin its session next week.The bill was passed by the Congress but was vetoed by the President.
similar words:
legislature
definition 4: (cap.) a two-year session of the U.S. House of Representatives, with the same members throughout.
Hearings were held on the issue during the Eighty-eighth Congress.
similar words:
session
definition 5: the act of meeting and interacting.
synonyms:
intercourse, meeting
similar words:
dealings, interaction, truck
definition 6: sexual intercourse.
synonyms:
coitus, copulation, intercourse, sex, sexual intercourse
similar words:
intimacy, lovemaking, union
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: kn gres
inflections: congressed, congresses, congressing
definition: to meet together, esp. as a congress.
synonyms:
assemble, convene, meet
similar words:
confer, congregate, forgather, gather
derivations: congressional (adj.), congressionally (adv.)
Word Builder: congress +
  • congressman:
    a man who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • congresswoman:
    a woman who is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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The word congress contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
gress Latin root that means to walk, go