Meaning of “senator” in the English Dictionary

"senator" in British English

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senatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsen.ə.tər/ us /ˈsen.ə.t̬ɚ/ written abbreviation Sen.

a politician who has been elected to a Senate:

Only two senators voted against the bill.
[ as form of address ] It's a pleasure to meet you, Senator.

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  • The senator has been in the spotlight recently since the revelation of his tax frauds.
  • The senator worked hard, always talking to his constituents and hearing their problems.
  • The senator has two homes - an apartment in Washington and a house in Colorado.
  • For three hours a committee of state senators listened to a parade of local residents giving their opinions.
  • former U.S. senator George Mitchell
adjective uk /ˌsen.əˈtɔː.ri.əl/ us /ˌsen.əˈtɔːr.i.əl/ mainly US

a senatorial candidate/committee

(Definition of “senator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"senator" in American English

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senatornoun [ C ]

us /ˈsen·ə·t̬ər/ abbreviation Sen.

politics & government a member of a senate, esp. of the US Senate:

Write to your senator about your concerns.

(Definition of “senator” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)