Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “Congress”

See all translations

Congress

noun [U]  /ˈkɑŋ·ɡrəs/ us  
politics & government the elected group of people in the US who are responsible for making the law, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives: Congress has rejected the president’s plan.
congressional
adjective [not gradable]  /kənˈɡreʃ·ən·əl/ us  
a congressional committee
Translations of “Congress”
in Korean 회의…
in Arabic مُؤتمَر…
in French congrès, Congrès…
in Turkish kongre…
in Italian congresso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 代表大會…
in Russian съезд…
in Polish kongres…
in Spanish congreso, Congreso…
in Portuguese congresso…
in German der Kongreß…
in Catalan congrés…
in Japanese 大会…
in Chinese (Simplified) 代表大会…
(Definition of Congress noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Congress?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “Congress”

Definitions of “Congress” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

ellipsis

a situation in which words are left out of a sentence but the sentence can still be understood

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More