convene

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v convene call together "The students were convened in the auditorium"
    • v convene meet formally "The council convened last week"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Convene To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke. "And now the almighty father of the gods Convenes a council in the blest abodes."
    • Convene To come together, as in one body or for a public purpose; to meet; to assemble. "The Parliament of Scotland now convened .""Faint, underneath, the household fowls convene ."
    • Convene To come together; to meet; to unite. "In shortsighted men . . . the rays converge and convene in the eyes before they come at the bottom."
    • Convene To summon judicially to meet or appear. "By the papal canon law, clerks . . . can not be convened before any but an ecclesiastical judge."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • convene To come together; meet; unite: said of things.
    • convene To come together; meet in the same place; assemble, as persons, usually for some public purpose or the promotion of some common interest: as, the legislature will convene in January; the citizens convened in the city hall.
    • convene Synonyms To congregate, muster, gather.
    • convene To cause to assemble; call together; convoke.
    • convene To summon to appear, as before a public (especially a judicial) officer or an official body.
    • convene In civil law, to sue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Convene kon-vēn′ to come together: to assemble
    • v.t Convene to call together
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. convenire,; con-, + venire, to come: cf. F. convenir, to agree, to be fitting, OF. also, to assemble. See Come, and cf. Covenant

Usage

In literature:

To-day we have convened in a grave moment of trial for our fatherland.
"Bolshevism" by John Spargo
That much concession to the convenances he demanded with a vigor that his doleful constituent did not gainsay.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
The session of the first Congress convened since republicanism has recovered its ascendency, is now drawing to a close.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
In 1524 a Diet was convened at Nuremberg with reference to these same matters.
"Luther and the Reformation:" by Joseph A. Seiss
They were marched along for two days until a Court could be convened.
"Adventures of a Despatch Rider" by W. H. L. Watson
A council was convened, and the leading spirits were summoned.
"Added Upon" by Nephi Anderson
As a last resource government convened a Congress, comprising representatives of all classes of subject Slaves.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
On August 19, 1835, at the request of Holata Amathla and twenty-five others, a council of the Seminoles was convened.
"General Scott" by General Marcus J. Wright
Friends invited to a christening should remember the babe in whose honor they convene, by some trifling gift.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
He informed them that the meeting was convened for three objects: 1.
"Boer Politics" by Yves Guyot
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In poetry:

Convene thy family each day,
And constantly your prayers say,
A Chapel make of thy abode,
And be thyself the man of God.
"Things, To Be Consider'd, And Made Use Of, When Night Comes" by Rees Prichard
Aye at first at the convening
Moraliz'd on what was right,--
Yet on clavers entertaining
Doz'd and drank till brade day light.
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
The meeting was convened by J. P. Smith's manager, High Street,
And many of J. P. Smith's employes were there me to greet,
And several other gentlemen within the city,
Who were all delighted with the entertainment they got from me.
"Lines in Memoriam Regarding the Entertainment in Reform Street Hall, Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
--When the race is convened at the great assize
And the last long trumpet-call,
If Woman 'gainst Man, in her just appeal,
At the feet of the Judge should fall,
O the cause were secure;--the sentence sure!
--But she will forgive him all!--
"Crossing Solway" by Francis Turner Palgrave
The Judge himself is quite prepar'd,
Escorted by a sainted guard —
The day is nigh, this globe shall be destroy'd —
When God shall all the sons of men,
Before his righteous throne convene,
There to account for all they've here enjoy'd.
"To The Sons Of Brutus" by Rees Prichard
Commission'd to convene with hasty call
The gowned tribes, how graceful wouldst thou stand!
So stood Cyllenius erst in Priam's hall,
Wing-footed messenger of Jove's command,
And so, Eurybates when he address'd
To Peleus' son Atrides' proud behest.
"Elegy II. On The Death Of The University Beadle At Cambridge (Translated From Milton)" by William Cowper

In news:

Environmental, Religious Groups Convene in D.C. Jump to Navigation.
Romney preps for debate as Democrats convene .
TAMPA — The convention convened , finally, at 2 pm, with the prayers, the gush of procedural pronouncements, the first pounding numbers by G.E.
After a few schedule switch-ups and a projected near miss with a tropical storm, the Republican National Convention will convene in earnest Tuesday, its roster of speakers slightly rearranged to fit the business of four days into three.
Ministers and high-level government officials will be joined this year by CEOs, scientists, chief economists, heads of UN bodies and participants from more than 200 convening organizations and more than 100 nations.
Hurricane, GOP may both convene in Tampa.
Detroit school board will convene special meeting tonight.
The Southland Conference Board of Directors will convene Thursday via teleconference to discuss the pending membership applications of UNO, Incarnate Word (San Antonio, Texas) and Abilene Christian.
PFGBest Grand Jury to Convene Monday.
Recognizing the Arctic is changing rapidly the Summit convenes decision-makers on infrastructure investment, natural resources, policy and security.
The Illinois House of Representatives has announced it will convene for one day next month to considering whether to expel one of their own.
House will convene Aug 17 on Smith's fate.
Once convened, everyone gave the fenders a look and said.
Women will hold both US Senate seats and the state's two US House seats when the 113th Congress convenes in January.
Illinois Republicans won't have much company in the General Assembly when the new session convenes Jan 9.
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In science:

For conven ience , the letters p, pi , q deno te prime numbers.
The Hidden Subgroup Problem
Consequently, (Adams, 1966, 1986) but not in his book (Adams, 1975). and only if the objects having property a are a subset of McGee (1994) has proposed an alternative to this conven­ tion.
Entailment in Probability of Thresholded Generalizations
We also thank the organizers and conveners of this workshop for the interesting topics.
A common scheme for running NLO ep event generators
I thank the organizers for inviting me to speak at this stimulating conference, convened at so striking a location.
Prospects for low-energy antiproton physics at Fermilab
We thought that by convening in the same room advocates from the various factions we could perhaps agree on an answer.
Issues in Blazar Research
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