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 After Georgia voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams signaled support for the West Virginia senator's compromise proposals, Senate Republicans quickly pounced on Abrams' openness to it as an excuse not to support it. Stephen Collinson And Maeve Reston, CNN, 19 June 2021 The senator's middle-of-the road politics have frustrated his progressive Democratic colleagues. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, 8 June 2021 The senator's office said she is encouraged by the ongoing conversations. Lisa Mascaro, ajc, 3 June 2021 The senator's office said she is encouraged by the ongoing conversations. Lisa Mascaro, Star Tribune, 2 June 2021 Earlier this week, Colbert discussed the suspicious package sent to Paul's house, as well as the senator's subsequent statements about it, and cracked jokes about the situation during his late-night TV show. Morgan Watkins, The Courier-Journal, 27 May 2021 The senator's stance goes against the Centers for Disease Control's recommendations that those who have already had COVID-19 nonetheless get vaccinated. April Siese, CBS News, 23 May 2021 In 2015, Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, was gunned down by a white police officer from North Charleston – the senator's home town. USA Today, 23 May 2021 Roth asked the rest of the committee to review the report, with the goal that the committee would adopt it and continue to discuss the issues in it, the senator's spokesman said Wednesday. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 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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21 Jun 2021

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“Senator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senator. Accessed 25 Jun. 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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