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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Other Words from senator

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

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Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator, has sworn off making calls and holding meetings with high-dollar donors of any kind. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, "Why Famous, Powerful Presidential Candidates Are Begging You for Five Dollars," 10 June 2019 The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and California senator is traveling to South Carolina for the state's NAACP Freedom Fund Celebration and heads to Iowa afterward for a speech at the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame. Stephanie Ramirez, CBS News, "Kamala Harris to push back on criticism of her record as prosecutor," 8 June 2019 The senator will be the keynote speaker at the Alabama Democratic Conference Kennedy-Johnson-King Luncheon on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 201 Tallapoosa St., in Montgomery. Hailey Auglair | Hauglair@al.com, al.com, "Sen. Kamala Harris to campaign in Birmingham, Montgomery this weekend," 7 June 2019 Republican senators have been mobilizing to prevent the White House from moving ahead with tariffs, warning Mr. Trump that they are almost uniformly opposed to his plans to tax Mexican imports. New York Times, "Trump Says No Deal With Mexico Is Reached as Border Arrests Surge," 5 June 2019 Republican senators are hopeful those talks will prevent the tariffs. Darlene Superville, The Denver Post, "GOP lawmakers warn White House they’ll try to block Trump’s Mexico tariffs," 4 June 2019 Republican senators are hopeful those talks will prevent the tariffs. chicagotribune.com, "GOP senators warn Trump over Mexico tariffs. He says they'd be 'foolish' to try to stop him.," 4 June 2019 There is no legal basis for what the senator is saying,'' La Luz said. courant.com, "Sen. Fasano demands delay in budget vote, but is blocked," 4 June 2019 Republican senators are hopeful those talks will prevent the tariffs. Lisa Mascaro, Time, "GOP Splits With President Trump as Senators Loudly Oppose Mexico Tariff Threat," 4 June 2019

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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

Other Words from senator

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

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