noun com·mit·tee \kə-ˈmi-tē, sense 1 also ˌkä-mi-ˈtē\

: a group of people who are chosen to do a particular job or to make decisions about something

Full Definition of COMMITTEE

archaic :  a person to whom a charge or trust is committed
a :  a body of persons delegated to consider, investigate, take action on, or report on some matter; especially :  a group of fellow legislators chosen by a legislative body to give consideration to legislative matters
b :  a self-constituted organization for the promotion of a common object

Examples of COMMITTEE

  1. We're waiting for recommendations from the advisory committee.
  2. The bill has been referred back to committee.

First Known Use of COMMITTEE

15th century

Rhymes with COMMITTEE

COMMITTEE Defined for Kids


noun com·mit·tee \kə-ˈmi-tē\

Definition of COMMITTEE for Kids

:  a group of persons appointed or elected to study a problem, plan an event, or perform a specific duty
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