congress

  • 1 Congress — Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Congress — con·gress n [Latin congressus meeting, encounter, from congredi to approach, meet] 1: a formal meeting of delegates 2 a: the supreme legislative body of a nation and esp. a republic b cap: the legislative branch of the United States government;… …

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  • 3 congress — con‧gress [ˈkɒŋgres ǁ ˈkɑːŋgrs] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] a formal meeting of representatives of different groups, countries etc, to discuss ideas, give information, and make decisions: • the annual congress of the miners union 2.… …

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  • 4 Congress — Congress, AZ U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 1717 Housing Units (2000): 1070 Land area (2000): 37.637348 sq. miles (97.480279 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.031384 sq. miles (0.081284 sq. km) Total area (2000): 37.668732… …

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  • 5 Congress (A) — was a political party founded by A. K. Antony when he split from the Indian National Congress (Urs) a splinter group of the Indian National Congress. The party was primarily active in Kerala. The party merged with the Congress(I) in 1982.… …

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  • 6 Congress — est une census designated place (CDP) située dans le comté de Yavapai dans l État de l Arizona aux États Unis. La population y était de 1 717 habitants lors du recensement de 2000. Congress est une ville fantôme, ancien camp minier d or, qui …

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  • 7 Congress, AZ — U.S. Census Designated Place in Arizona Population (2000): 1717 Housing Units (2000): 1070 Land area (2000): 37.637348 sq. miles (97.480279 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.031384 sq. miles (0.081284 sq. km) Total area (2000): 37.668732 sq. miles (97 …

    StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • 8 Congress, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 192 Housing Units (2000): 68 Land area (2000): 0.166342 sq. miles (0.430825 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.166342 sq. miles (0.430825 sq. km) FIPS code …

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  • 9 congress — c.1400, body of attendants; also meeting of armed forces (mid 15c.); main modern sense of coming together of people, a meeting is from 1520s; from L. congressus a friendly meeting; a hostile encounter, pp. of congredi meet with, fight with, from… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 congress — ► NOUN 1) a formal meeting or series of meetings between delegates. 2) (Congress) a national legislative body, especially that of the US. 3) the action of coming together. DERIVATIVES congressional adjective. ORIGIN Latin congressus, from… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 Congress — Congress, vom lateinischen Worte congredi, zusammentreten, nennt man eine Versammlung von Fürsten oder deren Gesandten zur Besprechung eines gemeinschaftlichen Interesse. Erst seit den letzten 20 Jahren ist diese Benennung allgemeiner geworden.… …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 12 congress — [n] delegation of representatives assembly, association, caucus, chamber, club, committee, conclave, conference, convention, convocation, council, delegates, government, guild, league, legislative body, legislature, meeting, order, parliament,… …

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  • 13 congress — [käŋ′grəs, kän′gris] n. [ME congresse < L congressus, a meeting, hostile encounter, pp. of congredi, to come together < com , together + gradi, to walk < gradus, a step: see GRADE] 1. a coming together; meeting 2. sexual intercourse 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 14 Congress — This article is about the forum. For other uses, see Congress (disambiguation). For systems of government similar to the U.S. federal government, see presidential system. A congress is a formal meeting of the representatives of different nations …

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  • 15 congress — noun 1 large formal meeting/series of meetings ADJECTIVE ▪ international, national, world ▪ annual ▪ party ▪ extraordinary …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 congress — n. /kong gris/; v. /keuhn gres , keuhng /, n. 1. (cap.) a. the national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate, or upper house, and the House of Representatives, or lower house, as a continuous institution. b. this body as it… …

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  • 17 Congress —    See Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CLRAE); European Congress; Lodz Congress; Romani Democratic Congress; Romani National Congress; Sofia Congress; World Romany Congress …

    Historical dictionary of the Gypsies

  • 18 Congress — (as used in expressions) American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations Library of Congress Classification Library of Congress Classification (LC) Canadian Labor Congress Trades Union Congress …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 19 congress — UK [ˈkɒŋɡres] / US [ˈkɑŋɡrəs] noun [countable] Word forms congress : singular congress plural congresses 1) a) a large meeting of members of a political group His resignation came on the final day of the party congress. b) a formal meeting of… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 congress — n. 1) to convene, hold a congress 2) an annual; biennial; party congress * * * [ kɒngres] biennial hold a congress party congress an annual to convene …

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