congress

Definitions

  • ARREST OF WILLIAM FRANKLIN BY ORDER OF CONGRESS
    ARREST OF WILLIAM FRANKLIN BY ORDER OF CONGRESS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n congress 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
    • n Congress the legislature of the United States government
    • n congress a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
    • n congress a national legislative assembly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "Star Spangled Banner" did not become a national anthem until 1931. It was designated by an Act of Congress
    • Congress 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."
    • Congress A gathering or assembly; a conference.
    • Congress A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter. "Here Pallas urges on, and Lausus there;
      Their congress in the field great Jove withstands."
    • Congress A sudden encounter; a collision; a shock; -- said of things. "From these laws may be deduced the rules of the congresses and reflections of two bodies."
    • Congress 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.
    • Congress The coming together of a male and female in sexual commerce; the act of coition.
    • Congress The lower house of the Spanish Cortes, the members of which are elected for three years.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Library of Congress, located in Washington D.C., is the largest library in the world
    • n congress A meeting together of individuals: an encounter; an interview.
    • n congress The meeting of persons in sexual commerce.
    • n congress A formal meeting or association of persons having a representative character; an organization or authorized assemblage of persons for the consideration of some special subject or the promotion of some common interest; particularly, in politics, an assemblage of envoys, commissioners, or plenipotentiaries representing sovereign powers, or of sovereigns themselves, for the purpose of arranging international affairs: as, the Congress of Vienna (1814-15); the Congress of Paris (1856). For the distinction between conference and congress, see extract under conference, 2 .
    • n congress [capitalized] The national legislature of the United States. In United States history there have been three differently constituted bodies so named: The Continental Congress, representing the thirteen colonies. What is known as the first Continental Congress, with delegates from all the colonies but Georgia, met in Philadelphia September 5th, 1774, and lasted until October 26th, 1774; the second, in which all were represented, met in Philadelphia May 10th, 1775, and adjourned December 12th, 1776; the third met in Baltimore December 20th, 1776, and lasted until the Articles of Confederation went into operation, March 1st, 1781.
    • n congress The name of the lower house of the Spanish Cortes, and of the national legislatures of the South American republics.
    • congress To come together; assemble; congregate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first woman in Congress was Jeanette Rankin of Montana, in 1917.
    • n Congress kong′gres a meeting together or assembly, as of ambassadors, &c., for political purposes: the federal legislature of the United States
    • v.i Congress to meet in congress
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Quotations

  • Will Rogers
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    “This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “With Congress, every time they make a joke it's a law, and every time they make a law it's a joke.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
  • Maury Amsterdam
    Maury Amsterdam
    “Our Congress is the finest body of men money can buy.”
  • Boris Marshalov
    Boris Marshalov
    “Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens, then everybody disagrees.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin%20D.%20Roosevelt
    “It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. -gressus, to go or come together; con-, + grati, to go or step, gradus, step: cf. F. congrs,. See Grade

Usage

In literature:

This is the rough outline of a plan, which the honorable Congress may, should it in any shape be approved, digest into form.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
This position was sustained by many of the best lawyers in the United States, including members of Congress.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Is it of no concern who compose Congress, who vote for members of Congress and for the President?
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Each of the State's representatives in Congress had been interviewed.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Massachusetts, which for once had lagged behind, called for a Stamp Act Congress to meet in New York in October.
"The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783" by Virginia State Dept. of Education
He had faced this same question six years before, when a similar measure was before Congress.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
He accordingly laid it before Congress.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
It was suggested that Congress ought to order some regular arrangement, but Congress did not take the hint.
"The Little Book of the Flag" by Eva March Tappan
And the cry was heard in the halls of Congress.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
We hope for relief when Congress meets, a month hence; but what can Congress do?
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
We must not make the mistake of thinking that the Continental Congress was like our present national Congress.
"Hero Stories from American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The socialist congress in London was held in July, and the French trade-union congress at Tours was held in September of the same year.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
It ought to be remembered, that the first petition from the Congress was at this time unanswered on the part of the British king.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Congress first resided in Philadelphia, and after a residence of four years it found it necessary to leave it.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Volume III. 1791-1804" by Thomas Paine
The principles of the most important legislation of Congress relative to the public domain came from the frontier.
"History of the Constitutions of Iowa" by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
Congress might, as we before said, have authorized the naturalization of Indians, because they were aliens and foreigners.
"Report of the Decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Opinions of the Judges Thereof, in the Case of Dred Scott versus John F.A. Sandford" by Benjamin C. Howard
That same year he summoned the Congress of Panama, but his plans for the union of South America in one republic failed.
"The United States and Latin America" by John Holladay Latané
Congress sent a letter to the king, asking him to give the people of this country the same rights that the people of England had.
"The Story of Our Country"
At the instance of Massachusetts, guided by the advice of James Otis, a congress met in October, 1765, at New York.
"History of the Colony and Ancient Dominion of Virginia" by Charles Campbell
They sent them to their delegates in Congress; but these at that early day did not dare present them.
"The Story of American History" by Albert F. Blaisdell
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In poetry:

Well, a woman went to congress,
Because she was elected;
She lived in a woman's era,
Hence she was not objected.
"Woman in Congress" by Frank Barbour Coffin
'Tis here that roams,
As well becomes
Her dignitee and stations,
Victoria Great,
And houlds in state
The Congress of the Nations.
"The Crystal Palace" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Three Hundred to three Thousand!
They had bravely fought and bled;
For such is the will of Congress
When the White man meets the Red.
"Miles Keogh's Horse" by John Hay
Now call for the President's marshal again, bring out the government
cannon,
Fetch home the roarers from Congress, make another procession, guard
it with foot and dragoons.
"A Boston Ballad" by Walt Whitman
Ye Sovereigns of Europe, in Congress that sit,
This poor little insect would learn you some wit:
Here, rul'd without soldiers, the masses you see;
O, learn then to govern as governs the Bee.
"The Bee" by Samuel Bamford
That fellow's the "Speaker,"— the one on the right;
"Mr. Mayor," my young one, how are you to-night?
That's our "Member of Congress," we say when we chaff;
There's the "Reverend" What's his name?— don't make me laugh.
"The Boys" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

How black sheep could color the Sixth District's race for Congress.
When races for Congress don't feature indomitable incumbents, well-funded and hotly contested campaigns result.
Others say Congress was misled, while raising the possibility of a cover-up at the highest levels.
Why the Fed needs its independence from Congress.
Congress needs to remove the blindfold and consider the real consequences of cutting too deeply into our national defense.
Germany's constitutional court rules on Greece's bail-out, Barack Obama addresses Congress and Libya prepares for a possible showdown.
Finding out who paid $10,000 to party with Congress members remains a reporting challenge.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Negative ads are bombarding the airwaves in the race for Congress in New Mexico.
Congress passes a corporate reform bill creating tougher penalties against fraud and stricter oversight of the accounting industry.
Starting in 1937 there was a Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
National Guard troops could leave border on Sept 30 unless Congress acts, Napolitano says.
Boren 's retirement makes future hazy for state voice in Congress.
Oklahoma has lost its lone Democratic voice in Congress after US Rep Dan Boren announced his decision at a press conference Tuesday not to run for re-election next year.
The point at which the Kennedy, Dan Ryan and Eisenhower expressways and the Congress Parkway converge has been labeled the nation's top traffic bottleneck .
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In science:

Donaldson, Lefschetz fibrations in symplectic geometry, Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Group enumeration and where it leads us, in European Congress of Mathematics, Vol.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Johansson, Random growth and Random matrices, (2000), to appear in the Proceedings of the third European Congress of Mathematics K.
Non-intersecting Paths, Random Tilings and Random Matrices
In a famous lecture before the International Congress of Mathematicians (Paris, 1900), David Hilbert expressed his conviction of the solvability of every mathematical problem: “Wir m¨ussen wissen.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Flores and Juan A. P´erez, Proseeding of international congress “Lorentz Group, CPT and Neutrino”.
Reply to "Criticism of `Necessity of Simultaneous Co-Existence of Instantaneous and Retarded Interactions in Classical Electrodynamics' " by J.D.Jackson
Talagrand, Proceedings of the Berlin international Congress of Mathematicians.
Replica bounds for optimization problems and diluted spin systems
Voiculescu, Free Probability Theory: Random Matrices and von Neumann algebras, Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Z¨urich 1994, Birkh¨auser Verlag, Basel 1995. [VDN] D.
Random matrices, free probability and the invariant subspace problem relative to a von Neumann Algebra
Zhou, Uniform asymptotics for orthogonal polynomials, Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol.
Toeplitz determinants, random growth and determinantal processes
This work has been copyrighted with the Library of Congress) Copyright c(cid:13)2003 by Ezzat G.
Electrodynamics and the Mass-Energy Equivalence Principle
Kifer, Y., Random dynamics and its applications, Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol.
Uniform hyperbolicity for random maps with positive Lyapunov exponents
Congress of Math., Cambridge, Mass. (1950), Amer.
On Bombieri's asymptotic sieve
Zeitouni, in Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians (Higher Education Press, Beijing, 2002), Vol.
Return times of random walk on generalized random graphs
March 2003. F. Estrella et al, A Service-Based Approach for Managing Mammography Data, Submitted to the 11th World Congress on Medical Informatics (MedInfo'04) San Francisco, CA, USA.
MammoGrid: A Service Oriented Architecture based Medical Grid Application
Morita, Mapping class groups of surfaces and threedimensional manifolds, Proc. of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol. I, II (Kyoto, 1990), 665–674, Math.
K_g is not finitely generated
In Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, Vol.
Balls-in-boxes duality for coalescing random walks and coalescing Brownian motions
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