senator

noun
sen·a·tor | \ˈse-nə-tər \

Definition of senator 

: a member of a senate

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senatorship \ˈse-nə-tər-ˌship \ noun

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So far, their arguments have shown no explicit signs of winning over the two Republican senators seen as most likely to break ranks and oppose Kavanaugh: Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: GOP candidates caught in a bind on Medicaid," 13 July 2018 The greatest and the smallest states each have two senators, in order that Congress should represent territory as well as people. The Economist, "American democracy’s built-in bias towards rural Republicans," 12 July 2018 Image Two Democratic senators have asked federal regulators to investigate the business practices of smart-television manufacturers amid worries that companies are tracking consumers’ viewing behavior without their knowledge. Sapna Maheshwari, New York Times, "Two Senators Call for Investigation of Smart TV Industry," 12 July 2018 Murkowski is one of two key female GOP senators who will play a key role in Kavanaugh's path to confirmation. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "These are the senators to watch during Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process," 11 July 2018 On the right, Dunleavy, a former state senator, is believed to be the GOP front-runner. Kelsey Brugger, Scientific American, "Alaska Wants to Fight Warming While Still Drilling for Oil," 12 July 2018 Republicans are trying to unseat the state's senior senator, Democrat Bill Nelson, and maintain control of Congress. Jenny Staletovich, miamiherald, "Political muscle halts release of Lake O's foul water. The reprieve won't last long," 9 July 2018 By Bud Kennedy Both Texas senators, Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee and are all but certain to play central roles in the questioning of whoever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Kennedy. Abby Livingston And Emma Platoff, star-telegram, "Ted Cruz, John Cornyn likely to play big roles in picking Justice Anthony Kennedy's replacement," 27 June 2018 Print subscribers get a password for your existing account here Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar told senators at a hearing Tuesday that his agency currently has 2,047 migrant children — or six fewer than the total HHS count last week. Staff And Wire Report, San Antonio Express-News, "Unclear math: HHS has 2,047 children; full US count lacking," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of senator

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for senator

Middle English senatour, from Anglo-French senatur, from Latin senator, from senatus

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senator

noun

English Language Learners Definition of senator

: a member of a senate or the Senate

senator

noun
sen·a·tor | \ˈse-nə-tər \

Kids Definition of senator

: a member of a Senate

senator

noun
sen·a·tor | \ˈse-nə-tər \

Legal Definition of senator 

: a member of a senate

Other Words from senator

senatorial \ˌse-nə-ˈtōr-ē-əl \ adjective

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