from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An assembly or a council of citizens having the highest deliberative and legislative functions in a government, specifically.
- noun The upper house of the US Congress, to which two members are elected from each state by popular vote for a six-year term.
- noun The upper house in the bicameral legislature of many states in the United States.
- noun The upper legislative house in Canada, France, and some other countries.
- noun The supreme council of state of the ancient Roman Republic and later of the Roman Empire.
- noun The building or hall in which such a council or assembly meets.
- noun A governing, advisory, or disciplinary body of some colleges and universities composed of faculty members and sometimes student representatives.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An assembly or council of citizens invested with a share in the government of a state.
- noun In an extended use. a body of venerable or distinguished persons.
- noun The governing body of the University of Cambridge, and of some other institutions of learning.
- noun In certain American colleges, where the students take part in the discipline of the institution, a disciplining and advisory body composed of members of the faculty and representatives of the students.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An assembly or council having the highest deliberative and legislative functions.
- noun (Anc. Rom.) A body of elders appointed or elected from among the nobles of the nation, and having supreme legislative authority.
- noun The upper and less numerous branch of a legislature in various countries, as in France, in the United States, in most of the separate States of the United States, and in some Swiss cantons.
- noun In general, a legislative body; a state council; the legislative department of government.
- noun engraving The governing body of the Universities of Cambridge and London.
- noun United States In some American colleges, a council of elected students, presided over by the president of the college, to which are referred cases of discipline and matters of general concern affecting the students.
- noun a room where a senate meets when it transacts business.
- noun a house where a senate meets when it transacts business.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun In some
bicameral legislativesystems, the upper houseor chamber.
- noun A group of
experienced, respected, wiseindividuals serving as decision makers or advisorsin a political systemor in institutional governance, as in a university, and traditionally of advanced age and male.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the upper house of the United States Congress
- noun assembly possessing high legislative powers
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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I watched a lot of her meeting random, I just saw Kerry say ON THE SENATE FLOOR! that he isn't running for president, how BIG OF YOU! to use the senate floor to make an anti-bush campaign speech from 2 years ago Anyways, I watched a lot of Hillary's whatever it was today.
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The lieutenant-governor, in states in which there is one, presides in the senate, and is called _president of the senate_.
JEFFERSON TO THE SENATE jefferson's message to the senate
The story states rep murphy has not read the SENATE bill??? the senate bill??? has the congress person read the house BILL???? the story states mont county congress person swartz does not what congress next moves are????
Wait, with wars going on in two theaters, unemployment increasing and Taxes abound our senate is actually spending time arguing if they should charge for luggage on flights???
I am not surprise that the senate is the bestion of what is not America.
McConnel the weasel of the senate is the train wreck. all the republicans should be ashamed of themselves.
To be clear, in my view, the senate is awful and wasteful and stupid.
Another good reason to vote for the Democrat! if a bush likes a candidate, he's probably as bad as it gets. the last thing we need in the senate is another bushie!