senator

noun
sen·​a·​tor | \ ˈse-nə-tər How to pronounce senator (audio) \

Definition of senator

: a member of a senate

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senatorship \ ˈse-​nə-​tər-​ˌship How to pronounce senatorship (audio) \ noun

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Not a single senator voted to bring the proposal to the floor, including its chief sponsor, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey. Steve Milloy, WSJ, "The Case for a Green ‘No Deal’," 11 Apr. 2019 His son now ran for vice president, became a senator. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Memo from a ‘Facebook nation’ to Mark Zuckerberg: You moved fast and broke our country.," 26 Nov. 2018 Not long after Meghan's message was posted, her co-hosts all expressed their gratitude toward the senator. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The View' Co-Hosts Show Their Support for Meghan McCain With Touching Tributes to Her Dad," 27 Aug. 2018 On Friday, the White House said President Donald Trump will lift his administration’s plans for a possible crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana after talks with a Colorado senator. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan awards first medical marijuana licenses," 12 July 2018 Three Republicans are facing off in Arizona's GOP Senate primary: former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, U.S. Rep. Martha McSally and former state senator Kelli Ward. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "Joe Biden to headline fundraiser for Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's U.S. Senate run," 10 July 2018 But as it was swiftly pointed out, there is a high level of futility in this statement, because then-senator Biden was, in fact, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the congressional leader responsible for running the hearing. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "What's Missing from Joe Biden's Anita Hill Comments," 27 Mar. 2019 Republicans gained Senate seats last fall, but there’s no indication that GOP senators want another fight over repealing Obamacare — particularly not those up for re-election next year. Elana Schor, The Seattle Times, "Democrats pivot to health care as Trump attacks ‘Obamacare’," 27 Mar. 2019 The White House invited a number of senators to attend the Monday night announcement. Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller And Mark Sherman, Houston Chronicle, "Trump picks Kavanaugh for court, setting up fight with Dems," 10 July 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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The first known use of senator was in the 13th century

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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 How to pronounce senator (audio) \

Kids Definition of senator

: a member of a Senate

senator

noun
sen·​a·​tor | \ ˈse-nə-tər How to pronounce senator (audio) \

Legal Definition of senator

: a member of a senate

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senatorial \ ˌse-​nə-​ˈtōr-​ē-​əl How to pronounce senatorial (audio) \ adjective

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