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 senator (audio) \ noun

Examples of senator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tuberville was sworn-in as a U.S. senator the day after announcing plans to team with several other Republican senators to contest President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and call for an investigation of 2020 presidential election results. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Tuberville sworn in as U.S. senator, releases statement," 3 Jan. 2021 Prior to serving as secretary of state, Padilla served as a state senator for the Los Angeles-area. Essence, "California Gov. Ignores Calls To Appoint A Black Woman To Replace VP Elect Kamala Harris," 23 Dec. 2020 The Pacoima native is the first Latino to ever represent California as a U.S. senator. Los Angeles Times, "Column: The bittersweet victory of Alex Padilla, California’s first Latino U.S. senator," 23 Dec. 2020 As a senator, Biden co-sponsored legislation to ban the practice of farming animals to be killed by hunters. Author: Darryl Fears, Anchorage Daily News, "It could take years for Biden to restore wildlife protections erased by Trump," 22 Dec. 2020 The one example of possibly questionable judgment by Perdue is unrelated to his job as a senator, has been thoroughly examined by federal investigators without any charges, and has obvious, innocent explanations. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "The Capital Letter: Week of December 14," 18 Dec. 2020 In politics, Barnes served as a state senator and was the Senate Republican leader in 1969. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "Former state Sen. Wallace Barnes, business leader and Aetna board member who ran for governor, dies at 94," 11 Dec. 2020 Perdue has received donations from the trade group and, as a senator, has helped loosen regulations on credit unions. Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, "Sen. David Perdue Sold His Home to a Finance Industry Official Whose Organization Was Lobbying the Senate," 10 Dec. 2020 As a junior senator, Kennedy needed a quiet place for reading. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "The Washington D.C. Home Where JFK Lived While Courting Jackie Just Sold for $4.2 Million," 10 Dec. 2020

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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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16 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Senator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senator. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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senator

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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 senator (audio) \ adjective

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