senator

noun
sen·​a·​tor | \ˈse-nə-tər \

Definition of senator 

: a member of a senate

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Other Words from senator

senatorship \ ˈse-​nə-​tər-​ˌship \ noun

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Meanwhile, incumbent Democratic senator Bill Nelson’s race against current governor, Rick Scott, was even closer, and the gap between the two is currently well within the .5 percent margin for a recount. Bridget Read, Vogue, "Stacey Abrams’s Campaign Says Recount or Runoff Is Possible—If All Georgia Votes Are Actually Counted—While Andrew Gillum’s Race Enters Recount Range in Florida," 8 Nov. 2018 Even when the Senate adjourned this fall to let senators go home to campaign for the midterms, Republicans kept nominees moving through the committee process. Dylan Scott, Vox, "Republicans will hold on to their Senate majority," 7 Nov. 2018 In an article in Asheville publication The Mountain Xpress, some senators expressed confusion about the amendment, since hunting and fishing don’t seem to be under attack in the state. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Environmental Measures on the 2018 Midterm Election Ballots You Should Know About," 18 Oct. 2018 Amazon and other tech companies last month were called to a Senate Commerce Committee hearing to testify about consumer data privacy, and senators are considering whether to write a new privacy law. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Amazon patents Alexa tech to tell if you’re sick, depressed and sell you meds," 11 Oct. 2018 If people had looked at the numbers and seen that more than 60 senators with different points of view found a path forward. Mattie Kahn, Glamour, "How Many Women Does It Take to Change a Congress?," 10 Oct. 2018 These key senators could change their minds in an upcoming vote. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "Senate Confirms Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court," 6 Oct. 2018 Most people would be surprised by how much pleasure this combative senator got from watching the hummingbirds at the McCain home outside Sedona, Arizona. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Read the Full Transcript of Former Senator Joe Lieberman's Speech at John McCain's Memorial Service," 1 Sep. 2018 Now, two senators have proposed legislation to address the national housing crisis. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Two senators are proposing national rent relief bills. Here’s why it matters," 10 Aug. 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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