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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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definition 5: the act of meeting and interacting.
intercourse, meeting
similar words:
dealings, interaction, truck
definition 6: sexual intercourse.
coitus, copulation, intercourse, sex, sexual intercourse
similar words:
intimacy, lovemaking, union
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part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: kn gres
inflections: congresses, congressing, congressed
definition: to meet together, esp. as a congress.
assemble, convene, meet
similar words:
confer, congregate, forgather, gather
derivations: congressional (adj.), congressionally (adv.)
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  • 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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