Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “session”

session

noun  /ˈseʃ·ən/ us  

session noun (FORMAL MEETING)

a formal meeting of an organization, esp. of a legislature or law court: [C] He wanted to introduce the bill before the present session of the state legislature adjourned. [U] Congress is in session (= continuing to have meetings) until the end of the month.

session noun (ACTIVITY)

[C] a period of time or a meeting arranged for a particular activity: The musicians gathered in the studio, waiting for the start of the recording session. [C] At a college or university, a session is any of the periods of time into which a teaching year is divided: The first summer session starts June 3rd.
(Definition of session from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of session?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “session” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

knack

a skill or an ability to do something easily and well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More