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 Indeed, when a liberal Minnesota incumbent senator, Paul Wellstone, died in a 2002 plane crash, Democrats naturally turned to Mondale as a stand-in. David Shribman, Los Angeles Times, "Walter Mondale, former vice president and presidential nominee, dies at 93," 19 Apr. 2021 Walter Mondale — former vice president, U.S. senator, diplomat, presidential nominee and son of Minnesota — has died at age 93. Editorial Board, Star Tribune, "Walter Mondale, 1928-2021: A rich life devoted to public service," 19 Apr. 2021 And then there’s California’s other Democratic senator, Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, "Alex Padilla is everywhere, but where is Dianne Feinstein?," 18 Apr. 2021 On Wednesday, March 31, the former senator, Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state flew to the Middle East for four days of diplomacy on energy transformation. John Harwood, CNN, "John Kerry's 'full speed' mission to restore American leadership on the climate crisis," 18 Apr. 2021 And there is no chance that one Republican senator, let alone 10 of them, will vote for it. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "The Democrats’ Court-Packing Plan Doesn’t Make Any Sense," 15 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, the second-ranking Republican senator, South Dakota's John Thune, gently condemned Trump’s attack on McConnell. Steve Peoples, ajc, "Trump goes after Pence, McConnell in speech to party donors," 11 Apr. 2021 That’s also what another new Democratic senator, Mark Kelly of Arizona, is doing. New York Times, "We Asked Congress’s Freshmen to Give Up Stock Trading. Few Were Willing.," 10 Apr. 2021 Along the way, Mr. Frumin interacted with every senator, vice president and president during his tenure. Steve West, sun-sentinel.com, "Palm Beach County’s most powerful, least famous person | Opinion," 9 Apr. 2021

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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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22 Apr 2021

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“Senator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senator. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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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 senator (audio) \ adjective

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