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

Examples of senator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Burr was among only three senators who voted against the legislation banning such trading in 2012. CBS News, "Senator Richard Burr's phone seized in FBI insider trading investigation," 14 May 2020 That’s basically what Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told Republican senators who had called him to testify on Tuesday before the health committee. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, "On Politics: Fauci Speaks. Is the Government Listening?," 13 May 2020 Ian Conyers, the former Michigan state senator coordinating the program with Triumph pastor Solomon Kinloch Jr., said food is prepared under health and safety protocols issued by WCK. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit chefs team with José Andrés and World Central Kitchen to distribute fresh meals," 13 May 2020 In a separate letter, also addressed to Mnuchin and Powell, the senator requested information about Treasury’s work with the Small Business Administration to dole out $349 billion under the Paycheck Protection Program. Saleha Mohsin, Bloomberg.com, "GOP Senator Asks Treasury, Fed for Virus-Aid Details," 13 May 2020 The testimony and senators' questions often illustrated the yawning divide between Republicans and Democrats over the best path forward amid warnings that positive cases could surge again. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "What you need to know about coronavirus on Wednesday, May 13," 13 May 2020 My weekend experience sprang to mind when Anthony Fauci gave remote testimony to senators yesterday, issuing a stark warning about the consequences of moving out of lockdown too quickly. David Meyer, Fortune, "Hasty lockdown lifts could slow economic recovery—just ask Dr. Fauci," 13 May 2020 The organizations sent the letter on Wednesday to Gov. Gavin Newsom, U.S. senators Kamala Harris and Dianne Feinstein, Attorney General Xavier Beccera and Rep. Juan Vargas, D-San Diego. Tatiana Sanchez, SFChronicle.com, "‘This is a cry for help’: ICE detainees beg California lawmakers to intervene after coronavirus death," 13 May 2020 The country's top health experts gave senators a stark warning about the risks of reopening the country too soon on Wednesday. NBC News, "Fauci's warning, private equity dominance over health care and Matt Damon's whereabouts revealed," 13 May 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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17 May 2020

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“Senator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senator. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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senator

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How to pronounce senator (audio)

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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