• WordNet 3.6
    • n convener the member of a group whose duty it is to convene meetings
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Convener One who calls an assembly together or convenes a meeting; hence, the chairman of a committee or other organized body.
    • Convener One who convenes or meets with others.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n convener One who convenes or meets with others.
    • n convener One who convenes or calls a meeting; in Scotland, one appointed to call together an organized body, as a committee, of which he is generally chairman: as, the convener of the Home Mission Committee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Convener one who convenes a meeting: the chairman of a committee
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. conven-īre, from con, together, and venīre, to come.


In literature:

But a sudden meeting to be convened within forty-eight hours' notice was almost unheard of in their experience.
"The Rebel of the School" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
My dear, les convenances!
"The Man from Home" by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson
The Legislature was appointed to convene on the tenth of January.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863" by Various
Charles presided in person over his first diet which he had convened at Worms on the 6th of January, 1521.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Besides, Iris was not a girl who was conversant with social convenances.
"In Luck at Last" by Walter Besant
Congress convened the first Monday in December, 1889, and that session did not come to a close until the following October.
"The Facts of Reconstruction" by John R. Lynch
Upon their arrival a council was convened to devise measures and plans for their future conduct.
"The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, from Facts Narrated by Himself" by De Witt C. Peters
A court-martial was convened.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 1 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
On the contrary, the general convened twelve of his division commanders in a council, who voted eight to four for the water route.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
This was the convening of a Council at Trent.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds

In poetry:

Thou art queen to every eye,
When the fairest maids convene.
Envy's self can not deny
Thou art queen.
"Thou Art Queen" by Robert Fuller Murray
The Elliots and Armstrangs did convene,
They were a gallant companie:
"We'll ride and meet our lawful king,
And bring him safe to Gilnockie.
"Johnnie Armstrang" by Andrew Lang
The Eliots and Armstrangs did convene,
They were a gallant company:
'We'ill ryde and meit our lawful king,
And bring him safe to Gilnockiel'
"Johnny Armstrong (original)" by Anonymous British
Rolled into plunging torrents spring the fountains;
And slope and vale and meadowland grow green;
While on ridg'd levels of a hundred mountains,
Far fleece by fleece, the woolly flocks convene.
"Spring" by Madison Julius Cawein
Serious but smiling, stately and serene,
And dreamier than a flower;
A girl in whom all sympathies convene
As perfumes in a bower;
Through whom one feels what soul and heart may mean,
And their resistless power.
"A Southern Girl" by Madison Julius Cawein
An, nicht by nicht, we will a' convene
An we'll be a cantie three;
We'll lauch an crack i' the loanin green,
The kindest billies that ever was seen,
The tinkler-man wi his twinklin een
An the lad i' the muin an me!
"The Lad I' The Muin" by Violet Jacob

In news:

"No to violence, yes to democracy" — that was the slogan for Tehran's conference on Sunday, where 200 Syrian politicians convened to debate possible ends to Syria's civil war that began in March last year.
Rising Stars in EECS' convene at MIT.
Ukraine's prime minister says parliament to convene despite protests, economy to improve.
KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine's prime minister said Tuesday that the newly elected parliament will convene as planned, even as opposition parties challenge the election results.
Ukraine's prime minister said Tuesday that the newly elected parliament will convene as planned, even as opposition parties challenge the election results.
Spiderwick Bones, Grimm Creatures, and Endangered Robots convene for YALLFest.
Ohioans Reject Chance to Convene on Constitution.
Ohioans reject chance to convene on constitution.
Legendary 'San Francisco Sound' Artists Convene For AES Convention Special Event.
NCMA committees to convene at the 2013 Annual Convention.
To accomplish that, Remy is convening what he calls a "Presidents' Roundtable" for late October.
Pharm Exec's 2011 Emerging Leaders celebration convened Oct 6 in New York.
The General Assembly convened Jan 6 for a 30-day session.
A global community convenes in Frankfurt .
Convene a study group to look at US trade policy with China.

In science:

This led to Peter Gillingham of the Anglo Australian Observatory making a presentation in June 1989 to a meeting at the Academy of Sciences in Canberra, convened to discuss future plans for astronomy in Australia, on the opportunity offered by Antarctica.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
J.I.I. would like to thank the conveners of the Flavor and CP Session for their kind invitation.
Mini-review on Lepton Flavor and CP Violation in SUSY
Acknowledgements The conveners of this splinter session would like to thank all speakers and participants for their contributions and the lively discussion.
Formation and Evolution of Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs
Karin Daum and Stefan Kretzer for co-convening this working group.
Heavy Flavours: experimental summary
The ILC International Steering Committee (ILCSC) convenes in an all day meeting on Tuesday August 23.
Overview and Charge -- Snowmass Workshop 2005