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congress Explained

congress at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['kɔŋgrəs]

congress at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., from L. congressus "a meeting, hostile encounter," pp. of congredi "meet with, fight with," from com- "together" + gradi "to walk," from gradus "a step." Sense of "meeting of delegates" is first recorded 1678. Meaning "sexual union" is from 1589. Used for the national legislative body of the American states since 1775. ///

congress at Interlingua => English Of Explained:

congress-see congred-

congress at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: congressus 'meeting', from the past participle of congredi 'to come together', from com- ( COM-) + gradi 'to go']//
1 [U and C] a formal meeting of representatives of different groups, countries etc, to discuss ideas, make decisions etc: --a congress of the ruling Labor Party//
2 [C] the group of people chosen or elected to make the laws in some countries:
3 Congress: the group of people elected to make laws in the US, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives// --The President has lost the support of Congress.//
4 [singular] used in the names of political parties: --Gandhi's Congress Party// -- congressional/k[hA353]ngre[hA35D][hA368]n[hA353]l/ adj [only before noun] // --a congressional committee//

CONGRESS at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

ddle classzhong1 dian4(N) Gyeltang, Gyalthang, Chinese

Congress at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

76 Moby Thesaurus words for "Congress":
Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria,
Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gabon,
Gambia, Guinea, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland,
Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait,
Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta,
Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Nauru, Netherlands,
New Zealand, North Vietnam, Norway, Pakistan, Parliament,
Republic of China, Rhodesia, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore,
South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria,
Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, US,
Uganda, United Kingdom, Upper Volta, Venezuela, West Germany,
Zambia

congress at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

246 Moby Thesaurus words for "congress":
British Cabinet, ESP, Sanhedrin, US Cabinet, act of love, adultery,
advisory body, answer, aphrodisia, approach, ass, assemble,
assemblee, assembly, assignation, association, asymptote, at home,
audience, ball, balling, bargaining, bargaining session, bench,
bicameral legislature, board, board of aldermen, body of advisers,
borough council, bottleneck, brain trust, brawl, brotherhood,
cabinet, camarilla, carnal knowledge, caucus, chamber,
chamber of deputies, city board, city council, climax, club,
cohabitation, coition, coitus, coitus interruptus, collect,
collegiality, collision course, colloquium, commerce, commission,
committee, common council, communication, communion, community,
concentralization, concentration, conclave, concourse, concurrence,
confab, confabulation, conference, confluence, conflux,
confrontation, congregate, congregation, connection, consultation,
consultative assembly, contact, conventicle, convention,
convergence, converging, conversation, converse, convocation,
copula, copulation, correspondence, council, council fire,
council of ministers, council of state, council of war,
county council, coupling, court, crossing, dance, date, dealing,
dealings, deliberative assembly, diddling, diet, directory,
discussion, divan, eisteddfod, exchange, exchange of views,
eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, federal assembly, fellowship,
festivity, fete, focalization, focus, forgather, forgathering,
fornication, forum, fraternity, funnel, gathering,
general assembly, get-together, guild, high-level talk,
house of assembly, housewarming, hub, huddle, information,
interaction, interchange, interchange of views, intercommunication,
intercommunion, intercourse, interplay, interview, intimacy, junta,
kitchen cabinet, league, legislative assembly, legislative body,
legislative chamber, legislature, levee, linguistic intercourse,
lovemaking, lower chamber, lower house, making it with,
marital relations, marriage act, mating, meat, meet, meeting,
message, muster, mutual approach, narrowing gap, national assembly,
negotiations, news conference, onanism, order, orgasm, ovum,
palaver, panel, pareunia, parish council, parley, parliament,
party, plenum, pourparler, powwow, press conference, privy council,
procreation, prom, provincial legislature, provincial parliament,
quorum, radius, raise, rally, reception, relations, rendezvous,
reply, representative town meeting, response, screwing, seance,
session, sex, sex act, sexual climax, sexual commerce,
sexual congress, sexual intercourse, sexual relations,
sexual union, shindig, sit-in, sitting, sleeping with,
social activity, social intercourse, social relations, society,
soiree, soviet, speaking, speech, speech circuit, speech situation,
sperm, spokes, staff, state assembly, state legislature, summit,
summit conference, summitry, symposium, syndicate, synod, talking,
tangent, telepathy, touch, town meeting, traffic, tribunal, truck,
turnout, two-way communication, unicameral legislature, union,
upper chamber, upper house, venery

congress at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

pl. v.]
1 a large formal meeting or series of meetings where representatives from different groups discuss ideas, make decisions, etc:
an international congress of trades unions
2 (Congress) (in the US and some other countries) the name of the group of people who are elected to make laws, in the US consisting of the SENATE and the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
Congress will vote on the proposals tomorrow.
3 used in the names of political parties in some countries:
the African National Congress

CONGRESS at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

rew up | brew sth<->up (BrE, informal) to make a hot drink of tea or coffee:
Whose turn is it to brew up?
related noun BREW-UP
noun
1 [C, U] a type of beer, especially one made in a particular place:
I thought I'd try the local brew. * home brew (= beer made at home)
2 [C, usually sing.] (BrE, informal) an amount of tea made at one time:
I'll make a fresh brew. * Let's have a brew.
3 [C, usually sing.] a mixture of different ideas, circumstances, events, etc:
The movie is a potent brew of adventure, sex and comedy. * His music is a heady brew (= a powerful mixture) of heavy metal and punk.
IDIOMS
a witch's / an evil brew (BrE) an unpleasant drink that is a mixture of different thingsnoun
(BrE, informal) an act of making tea:
We always have a brew-up at 11 o'clock.noun
a person or company that makes beer:
Six big brewers account for about 75% of total beer sales in the UK.noun
(plural breweries) a factory where beer is made; a company that makes beer(also brier) noun
1 any prickly wild bush, especially a wild rose bush
2 a bush with a hard root that is used for making tobacco pipes; a tobacco pipe made from this rootnoun, verb
noun a sum of money or sth valuable that you give or offer to sb to persuade them to help you, especially by doing sth dishonest:
It was alleged that he had taken bribes while in office. * She had been offered a $50 000 bribe to drop the charges.
verb ~ sb (with sth) | ~ sb (into doing sth) to give sb money or sth valuable in order to persuade them to help you, especially by doing sth dishonest: [VN] They bribed the guards with cigarettes. * She was bribed into handing over secret information. * He managed to bribe his way onto the ship. [also VN to inf]noun
[U] the giving or taking of bribes:
She was arrested on bribery charges. * allegations of bribery and corruptionnoun
[U] ornaments and other small decorative objects of little value:
market stalls selling cheap bric-a-bracnoun, verb
noun


1 [C, U] baked clay used for building walls, houses and other buildings; an individual block of this:
The school is built of brick. * a pile of bricks * a brick wall
see also RED-BRICK

2 [C] a plastic or wooden block, used as a toy for young children to build things with

3 [C, usually sing.] (old-fashioned, BrE, informal) a friend that you can rely on when you need help:
Thanks for looking after the children today - you're a real brick.

IDIOMS
be up against a brick wall to be unable to make any progress because there is a difficulty that stops you
bricks and mortar a building, when you are thinking of it in connection with how much it cost to build or how much it is worth:
A home isn't just bricks and mortar. * The new college will cost about 」37 million in bricks and mortar.
make bricks without straw (BrE) to try to work without the necessary material, money, information, etc.
more at CAT n., DROP v., HEAD n., TON n.
verb
PHRASAL VERBS
brick sth<->in / up to fill an opening in a wall with bricks:
The windows had been bricked up.noun
[usually pl.] an insulting remark made in public:
The president has received many brickbats in the press recently. * Each side in the dispute has been throwing brickbats at the other.(also BrE informal brickie) noun
a person whose job is to build walls, etc. with bricks

bricklaying noun [U]noun
1 [U] the bricks in a wall, building, etc:
Plaster had fallen away in places, exposing the brickwork.
2 (brickworks) [C] (plural brickworks) (BrE) a place where bricks are madeadjective
[only before noun] connected with a BRIDE or a wedding:
a bridal gown * the bridal party (= the bride and the people helping her at her wedding) * a bridal suite (= a set of rooms in a hotel for a couple who have just got married) * (AmE) a bridal shower (= a party for a woman who will get married soon)noun
a woman on her wedding day, or just before or just after it:
a toast to the bride and groom * He introduced his new bride.(also groom) noun
a man on his wedding day, or just before or just after it:
I enjoyed the bridegroom's speech.noun
a young woman or girl who helps a BRIDE before and during the marriage ceremony:
Jo asked her sister to be (a) bridesmaid.
compare BEST MAN, PAGEBOYnoun, verb
noun
over road / river

1 [C] a structure that is built over a road, railway/railroad, river, etc. so that people or vehicles can cross from one side to the other:
We crossed the bridge over the river Windrush.
see also SUSPENSION BRIDGE, SWING BRIDGE

connection

2 [C] a thing that provides a connection or contact between two different things:
The book serves as a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern science. * Cultural exchanges are a way of building bridges between countries.

of ship
3 (usually the bridge) the part of a ship where the captain and other officers stand when they are controlling and steering the ship:
Who was on the bridge when the collision took place?
card game
4 [U] a card game for two pairs of players who have to predict how many cards they will win. They score points if they succeed in winning that number of cards and lose points if they fail.
of nose
5 the ~ of sb's nose [sing.] the hard part at the top of the nose, between the eyes
of glasses
6 [C] the part of a pair of glasses that rests on your nose
of guitar / violin
7 [C] a small piece of wood on a guitar, violin, etc. over which the strings are stretched
false teeth
8 [C] a false tooth or false teeth that are held permanently in place by being fastened to natural teeth on either side
IDIOMS see BURN v., CROSS v., WATER n.
verb
build / form bridge [VN] to build or form a bridge over sth:
The valley was originally bridged by the Romans. * A plank of wood bridged the stream.
IDIOMS
bridge the gap / gulf / divide (between A and B) to reduce or get rid of the differences that exist between two things or groups of peoplenoun
1 a strong position that an army has captured in enemy land, from which it can go forward or attack the enemy
2 [usually sing.] (written) a good position from which to make progress:
This agreement will be a bridgehead for further talks.noun
(BrE) an amount of money that a bank lends you for a short time, especially so that you can buy a new house while you are waiting to sell your old onenoun, verb
noun
a set of leather bands, attached to REINS, which is put around a horse's head and used for controlling it
verb
1 [VN] to put a bridle on a horse
2 [V] ~ (at sth) (literary) to show that you are annoyed and/or offended at sth, especially by moving your head up and backwards in a proud way:
She bridled at the suggestion that she was lying.(BrE also bridleway) noun
a rough path that is suitable for people riding horses or walking, but not for carsnoun
[U, C] a type of soft French cheeseadjective, noun, verb
adjective (briefer, briefest)
1 lasting only a short time; short:
a brief visit / meeting / conversation * a brief pause / silence * Mozart's life was brief.
2 using few words:
a brief description / summary / account * Please be brief (= say what you want to say quickly).
3 (of clothes) short and not covering much of the body:
a brief skirt
see also BREVITY, BRIEFLY
IDIOMS
in brief in a few words, without details:
In brief, the meeting was a disaster. * Now the rest of the news in brief.
noun-see also BRIEFS
1 (BrE) the instructions that a person is given explaining what their job is and what their duties are:
It wasn't part of his brief to speak to the press. * I was given the brief of reorganizing the department. * to stick to your brief (= to only do what you are asked to do) * to prepare / produce a brief for sb
2 (BrE, law) a legal case that is given to a lawyer to argue in court; a piece of work for a BARRISTER:
Will you accept this brief?
3 (AmE, law) a written summary of the facts that support one side of a legal case, that will be presented to a court
4 (BrE, informal) a SOLICITOR or a defence lawyer:
I want to see my brief.
IDIOMS
hold no brief for sb/sth (BrE, formal) to not support or be in favour of sb/sth:
I hold no brief for either side in this war.
verb
1 ~ sb (on / about sth) to give sb information about sth so that they are prepared to deal with it:
[VN] The officer briefed her on what to expect. * I expect to be kept fully briefed at all times. [also VN to inf]
compare DEBRIEF
2 [VN, VN to inf] (BrE, law) to give a lawyer, especially a BARRISTER, the main facts of a legal case so that it can be argued in a court of lawnoun
a flat case used for carrying papers and documents
compare ATTACHɠCASEnoun
1 [C] a meeting in which people are given instructions or information:
a press briefing
2 [C, U] the detailed instructions or information that are given at such a meeting:
Captain Trent gave his men a full briefing. * a briefing session / paperadverb
1 for a short time:
He had spoken to Emma only briefly. * She met John briefly on Friday night.
2 in few words:
Briefly, the argument is as follows ... * Let me tell you briefly what happened.noun
[pl.] men's UNDERPANTS or women's KNICKERS:
a pair of briefs= BRIARnoun
1 a ship with two MASTS (= posts that support the sails) and square sails
2 (AmE) a prison, especially one on a WARSHIPabbreviation
(in writing) BRIGADIERnoun
1 a large group of soldiers that forms a unit of an army
2 [usually sing.] (often disapproving) used, always with a word or phrase in front of it, to describe a group of people who share the same opinions or are similar in some other way:
the anti-smoking brigade
see also FIR

Congress at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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. [Obs.]

Here Pallas urges on, and Lausus there; Their
congress in the field great Jove withstands.
--Dryden.

2. A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of
things. [Obs.]

From these laws may be deduced the rules of the
congresses and reflections of two bodies. --Cheyne.

3. The coming together of a male and female in sexual
commerce; the act of coition. --Pennant.

4. A gathering or assembly; a conference.

5. 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.

The European powers strove to . . . accommodate
their differences at the congress of Vienna.
--Alison.

6. 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.

Note: In the Congress of the United States (which took the
place of the Federal Congress, March 4, 1789), the
Senate consists of two Senators from each State, chosen
by the State legislature for a term of six years, in
such a way that the terms of one third of the whole
number expire every year; the House of Representatives
consists of members elected by the people of the
several Congressional districts, for a term of two
years, the term of all ending at the same time. The
united body of Senators and Representatives for any
term of two years for which the whole body of
Representatives is chosen is called one Congress. Thus
the session which began in December, 1887, was the
first (or long) session, and that which began in
December, 1888, was the second (or short) session, of
the Fiftieth Congress. When an extra session is had
before the date of the first regular meeting of a
Congress, that is called the first session, and the
following regular session is called the second session.

7. The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of
which are elected for three years.

{The Continental Congress}, an assembly of deputies from the
thirteen British colonies in America, appointed to
deliberate in respect to their common interests. They
first met in 1774, and from time thereafter until near the
close of the Revolution.

{The Federal Congress}, the assembly of representatives of
the original States of the American Union, who met under
the Articles of Confederation from 1781 till 1789.

{Congress boot} or {gaiter}, a high shoe or half-boot, coming
above the ankle, and having the sides made in part of some
elastic material which stretches to allow the boot to be
drawn on and off. [U.S.]

{Congress water}, a saline mineral water from the Congress
spring at Saratoga, in the State of New York.

Syn: Assembly; meeting; convention; convocation; council;
diet; conclave; parliament; legislature.

Congress at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Congress
n 1: the legislature of the United States government [syn: {United
States Congress}, {U.S. Congress}, {US Congress}]
2: a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
3: a national legislative assembly
4: the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the
man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and
excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur [syn: {sexual
intercourse}, {intercourse}, {sex act}, {copulation}, {coitus},
{coition}, {sexual congress}, {sexual relation}, {relation},
{carnal knowledge}]

congress at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » Congress

English

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la congressum, the past participle of congredi 'to go or come together', itself from con- + gradi 'to go or step'.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈkɒŋɡɹɛs/
  • Inter: audio » En-us-congress.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » congress|es

  • Inter: archai » c A coming-together of two or more people; a meeting.
    1. 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, New York Review of Books, 2001, p. 48:
    2. : After some little repast, he went to see Democritus .... The multitude stood gazing round about to see the congress.
    3. A formal gathering or assembly; a conference held to discuss or decide on a specific question.
    4. (often capitalized: Congress) A legislative body of a state, originally the bicameral legislature of the United States of America.
    5. An association, especially one consisting of other associations or representatives of interest groups.
    6. : The National Congress of American Indians
    7. Sexual intercourse.

      Synonyms

      * (legislative body) assembly, legislature, parliament

  • (association) federation

    Derived terms

    * congressional, congressionally
  • congressman
  • congress gaiter, congress shoe
  • Congress Party

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » legislative body
  • Arabic: Inter: qualifier » US Congress Inter: t- » ar|كونجرس|m|alt=كونجرِس|tr=kuungris
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|конгрес|m
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|代表大會|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|代表大会|tr=dàibiǎo dàhuì|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|國會|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|国会|tr=guóhuì|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kongres|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kongressi, Inter: t+ » fi|eduskunta
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|congrès|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kongress|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kongresszus
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|þing|n
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|議会|tr=ぎかい, gikai, Inter: t+ » ja|国会|tr=こっかい, kokkai
    • Kurdish:
    • : Kurmanji: Inter: t+ » ku|kongre
    • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|کۆنگرا|sc=ku-Arab
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конгресс|m|tr=kongréss
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kongres|m
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|kongress
    • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|Kongreso


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » conference
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مؤتمر|m|tr=mu'tamar, Inter: t+ » ar|اجتماع|m|tr=ijtimaa`
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|конгрес|m, Inter: t+ » bg|конференция|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|大會|sc=Hani, Inter: t- » cmn|大会|tr=dàhuì|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|kongres|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|congres|n, Inter: t+ » nl|conferentie
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kongressi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|congrès|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kongress|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|kongresszus
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|会議|tr=かいぎ, kaigi
  • Kurdish:
  • : Kurmanji: Inter: t+ » ku|kongre
  • : Sorani: Inter: t- » ku|کۆنگرا|sc=ku-Arab
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|конгресс|m|tr=kongréss, Inter: t+ » ru|съезд|m|tr=s″jezd
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|còmhdhail|f
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|kongres|m
  • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|kongreso

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » association
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|liitto, Inter: t- » fi|keskusliitto


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|会議|tr=かいぎ, kaigi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » sexual intercourse
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » el: κογκρέσο (konkreso)
    • Inter: ttbc » no: kongress {{m}}
    • Inter: ttbc » sk: kongres {{m}}


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: cs » congress
    Translation: et » congress
    Translation: el » congress
    Translation: es » congress
    Translation: eo » congress
    Translation: fr » congress
    Translation: ko » congress
    Translation: io » congress
    Translation: kn » congress
    Translation: ku » congress
    Translation: hu » congress
    Translation: mg » congress
    Translation: ml » congress
    Translation: my » congress
    Translation: ja » congress
    Translation: no » congress
    Translation: pl » congress
    Translation: fi » congress
    Translation: ta » congress
    Translation: tt » congress
    Translation: te » congress
    Translation: tr » congress
    Translation: vi » congress
    Translation: zh » congress

    Congress at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: wikipedia » United States Congress
    Inter: also » congress

    English

    Noun

    Inter: en-proper nou » n
  • The two legislative bodies of the United States: the House of Representatives, and the Senate.
    1. Inter: U » S A two-year session of these bodies, commencing after a Federal election and ending before the next one.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » the two legislative bodies of the US Capitol Hill

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » the two legislative bodies of the USA

  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|كونغرس|m|tr=al-kunġris|alt=الكونغرس|sc=Arab
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|國會|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|国会|tr=guóhuì|sc=Hani
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kongressi

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|Congrès|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Kongress|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|議会|tr=ぎかい, gikai|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|コングレス|tr=konguresu|sc=Jpan
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|의회|tr=uihoe|sc=Kore, Inter: t+ » ko|議會|sc=Kore, Inter: t+ » ko|국회|tr=gukhoe|sc=Kore, Inter: t+ » ko|國會|sc=Kore
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|Конгресс|m|tr=Kongréss|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » ru|конгресс|m|tr=kongréss|sc=Cyrl


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » Congress
    Translation: zh » Congress