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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Harris reiterated her attacks on Biden for working amicably with segregationist senators in the 1970s. Luke Johnson, Fortune, "6 Times Candidates Clashed in Night 2 of the Democratic Debate," 1 Aug. 2019 Have news to share about Arizona's U.S. senators or national politics? Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, azcentral, "Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren to host town hall in Tempe," 25 July 2019 Seeking a solution, Hayes, who represents Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District, and Murphy, the state’s junior U.S. senator, have each introduced the Closing the College Hunger Gap Act in their respective houses of Congress. Tess Vrbin, courant.com, "Rep. Hayes, Sen. Murphy introduce legislation to combat college hunger," 22 July 2019 Biden has spent the past several weeks on defense, reversing his position on taxpayer funding for abortions and highlighting his past work with segregationist senators. Time, "Joe Biden Draws Line Against Progressives on Health Care With New Proposal," 15 July 2019 In one of the most discussed moments of the first Democratic debates, U.S. senator and former Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren made a major linguistic gaffe — probably. Declan Leary, National Review, "‘Latinx’ Is a Stupid Word," 11 July 2019 In the debate, Harris was unrelenting in her criticism of Biden, both his views on busing and his comments about working with segregationist senators. Meg Kinnard And Juana Summers, USA TODAY, "Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists," 7 July 2019 In the debate, Harris was unrelenting in her criticism of Biden, both his views on busing and his comments about working with segregationist senators. Anchorage Daily News, "Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists," 6 July 2019 In his early years in the Senate, Biden was aligned with segregationist senators on their opposition to busing as a way to integrate schools. Matt Viser, The Denver Post, "Joe Biden says he regrets his comments on segregationist senators," 6 July 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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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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