senator

Definitions

  • His Excellency Q. Fabius offering Peace or War to the Carthaginian Senate
    His Excellency Q. Fabius offering Peace or War to the Carthaginian Senate
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n senator a member of a senate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Baseball's National League was born in 1876. Eight competing baseball teams met in New York City's Grand Central Hotel. The first president of the new league was Morgan Gardner Bulkeley, who later became a US Senator. The eight original cities with teams were: Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Louisville and Hartford. Two of the original teams are now in the American League (Boston and New York) while Louisville and Hartford are now minor-league baseball towns.
    • Senator A member of a senate. "The duke and senators of Venice greet you."
    • Senator (O.Eng.Law) A member of the king's council; a king's councilor.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: US Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina set a filibuster record in the U.S. Senate on August 19, 1957. He spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes.
    • n senator A member of a senate. (See senate, 1.) In Scotland the lords of session are called senators of the College of Justice.
    • n senator In old English law, a member of the king's council; a king's councilor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Historians report that the Roman Emperor Gaius (Caligula) (AD 37-41) was so proud of his horse that he gave him a place as a senate consul before he died.
    • Senator a member of a senate: in Scotland, the lords of session are called Senators of the College of Justice
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Quotations

  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
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    “The Senate is a body of old men charged with high duties and misdemeanors.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
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    “Great is the power, great is the authority of a senate that is unanimous in its opinions.”
  • Will Rogers
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    “There should be one day when there is open season on senators.”
  • Henry Wilson
    Henry Wilson
    “I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here, senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.”
  • Frank Dane
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    “Rome had Senators too, and that is why it declined.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. senatour, OF. senatour, F. sénateur, fr. L. senator,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. senatussenex, senis, an old man.

Usage

In literature:

SENATOR PENNEY: The bill provides not only for planting trees, but for planting shrubs along the highway.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the" by Various
The proposition failed, however, in the Senate, and there the matter seems to have been dropped.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
That's him over there," pointing to Senator Bull, "and he has held me prisoner ever since.
"The Statesmen Snowbound" by Robert Fitzgerald
In 1881 he was elected to the United States Senate, where he acquitted himself with credit.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
The Vice-President of the United States shall be president of the Senate, but shall have no vote unless they be equally divided.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
He cooped up the senate in the senate-house, by telling them the people sought their lives.
"The Lion's Brood" by Duffield Osborne
Dunkirk, the senior United States senator for our state, lived at Fredonia.
"The Plum Tree" by David Graham Phillips
A decree of the Senate was made, by a separation of the Senators, to different parts of the house.
"Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology" by Charles K. Dillaway
Still, the Senator could not be called dishonest.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
On February 10, 1794, the report of this committee was submitted, and a day was set for a hearing by the Senate, with open doors.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
The Senate refused the clerk permission either to read or record it.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
Each is divided into a civil and a criminal senate.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Next day, in the senate, that is, the 5th of September, I spoke my thanks to the senators.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
He was a Senator of the United States, and a politician and orator of great influence.
"The Story of Garfield" by William G. Rutherford
I am counsel for one of the Senator's companies.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
Aaron A. Sargent, of California, in the United States Senate, and Hon.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
The judges could give no judgment; the people could not record their votes; the Senate availed nothing by its authority.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
The constitution of the Senate subsequently disposed of that proposition.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
Through his favour the senator Majorian was named emperor in the spring of 457.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
Have you any idea, young woman, what it costs in this State to be chosen senator?
"The Red Mouse" by William Hamilton Osborne
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In poetry:

That form of manliness and strength
In Senate hall,
Is lying at a fearful length
Beneath the pall!
"Henry Clay" by Effie Afton
CHRYSANTHUS.
Father, I am called Chrysanthus,
Of Polemius, the first member
Of the Roman senate, son.
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
This clenches the bargain,
Sails out of the bay,
Gets the vote in the Senate,
Spite of Webster and Clay;
"Tact" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisely said, the Lord made answer,
Lo, your counsel fair I take!
Yet, my Senate, one exception--
One alone, I will to make.
"The Creation Of Man" by Morris Rosenfeld
They tread the fields where honour calls;
Their voices sound through senate halls
In majesty and power.
To right they cling; the hymns they sing
Up to the skies in beauty ring,
And bolder grow each hour.
"Ode to Ethiopia" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
At Slavery's beck, the prayers ye urge
On your own servants, through the door
Of your own Senate,—that the scourge
May gash your brother's back no more,—
Are trampled underneath their feet,
While ye stand praying in the street!
"The Tocsin" by John Pierpont

In news:

The Honorable Tom Harkin Chairman Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions 428 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510.
And a Senate vote of 60-38, with 3 Republicans voting yes (Senators Collins, Snowe, and Specter).
Senate Candidate Tim Kaine and Senator Mark Warner stopped by Rosetta Stone on Thursday.
Senate Democrats will consider canceling the Senate's week-long July 4 recess scheduled for next week in the wake of the president's harsh words for Congress over its regular trips away from Washington.
The Senate sponsors of Senate Bill 11-126, the bill that sought to grant undocumented students access to in-state tuition, are taking the bill's defeat in stride and promise they'll be back.
Senate Democrats emerged from their caucus earlier today and announced that they were unable to reach a power-sharing agreement with Senate Republicans in order to get sessions officially started again.
Senate Democrats have appointed senator Jennifer Shilling of La Crosse and Senator Bob Wirch of Somers to serve on the joint committee on finance for the upcoming legislative session.
As a member of the Colorado 8th Senate District Vacancy Committee, I have to say that I am extremely happy with the process that was used to replace outgoing Senator Al White.
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders about several issues before the US Senate, including immigration and the recently passed energy bill.
In this June 28, 2012, file photo, Virginia Republican Senate candidate, former Gov and senator George Allen addresses the Northern Virginia Technology Council's Tech Town Hall in Reston, Va.
In an exclusive to The American Spectator, Sean Hannity has now called for Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdraw from the Missouri Senate race.
I like Scott Howell and may vote for him to be our US senator, but he's wrong to criticize Sen Orrin Hatch as being too old at 78 for another term ("Challenger talks Hatch's age, says senator may die in next term," Tribune, Sept 18).
Last week, Senate Republicans and the Independent Democratic Conference struck a deal to take control of the Senate.
Embattled Senator John Ensign will be resigning from the United States Senate on May 3.
Regarding your editorial "No More Excuses" on former state senator Pedro Espada : Where are our state Senate and Assembly.
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In science:

The research for this paper has been partially supported by NSF grant DMS-0354907 and ECU Faculty Senate Summer 2005 Research Grant.
Diophantine Definability and Decidability in the Extensions of Degree 2 of Totally Real Fields
Submitted to the senate of Tel-Aviv University October 2009.
The Langlands-Shahidi Method for the metaplectic group and applications
Figure 3: Two-dimensional MDS representation of the first layer of roll call space for the 108th Senate (stress = .01).
Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data
The canonical example used to illustrate such inference problems is the US Senate.
Learning Graph Structure in Discrete Markov Random Fields
In other words, if we view the senators’ actions as forming a Markov Random Field (MRF), we want to infer the topology of the underlying graph.
Learning Graph Structure in Discrete Markov Random Fields
Irfan and Ortiz [2011] use such LIGs to address a variety of computational problems, including the identification of most influential senators.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
First, senators are more likely to be influenced by members of the same party than by members of the opposite party (the dashed green line denotes the separation between the parties).
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
All those senators contended for the presidential candidacy within their parties.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
Since reporting the log-likelihood requires computing the number of equilibria (which is NP-hard), we selected only 20 senators by stratified random sampling.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
We apply convex loss minimization to larger problems, by learning structures of games from all 100 senators.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
McCain appears again in the list of 5 least influenciable senators in the 110th congress.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
We test the hypothesis that influence between senators of the same party are stronger than senators of different party.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
Most directlyinfluential (d) and least directly-influenceable (e) senators.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
Direct influence between senators of the same party are stronger than senators of different party, which is also decreasing over time.
Learning the Structure and Parameters of Large-Population Graphical Games from Behavioral Data
A.E. acknowledges support from a discovery grant of the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). H.B. acknowledges financial support from a Bishop’s Senate Research Grant.
Emergence of thin shell structure during collapse in isotropic coordinates
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