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 No Democratic lawmakers supported the bill, and one Republican state senator opposed it as well. Quinn Scanlan, ABC News, "Florida legislature passes election bill imposing new restrictions on mail-in voting," 29 Apr. 2021 The bill passed largely along a party-line vote in both chambers, 77 to 40 in the House and 23 to 17 in the Senate, though one Republican state senator, Jeff Brandes of St. Petersburg, voted against it. New York Times, "Florida Republicans Pass Voting Limits in Broad Elections Bill," 29 Apr. 2021 At least one Republican senator, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), is casting doubt on the efficacy of universal coronavirus vaccinations. Andrew Solender, Forbes, "Republican Doctors In Congress Launch Campaign Encouraging Vaccines," 27 Apr. 2021 In Arizona, a bill that voting rights activists say would purge more than 100,000 people from the state's permanent early voting list stalled recently after an unexpected revolt from one Republican senator. Fredreka Schouten, CNN, "Republican-led legislatures push forward with efforts to restrict voting access," 25 Apr. 2021 But this year, one Republican state senator has said there’s now enough GOP support for the legislature to pass a bill ending capital punishment. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Ohio’s death-penalty system is paralyzed, and state leaders are in no hurry to address it," 20 Apr. 2021 One state senator told The Times that the lobbying for the bill by fellow senators, beneficiaries of Moriarty largesse, was intense. Los Angeles Times, "Why is L.A. obsessed with fireworks? (The answer involves a 1980s sex scandal)," 23 Mar. 2021 The bill passed 50 to 49, with one senator, Republican Dan Sullivan of Alaska, absent. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill with changes that infuriate House Democrats," 6 Mar. 2021 One Republican senator was absent for a family matter. Lisa Mascaro, Star Tribune, "'We can do big things,' Schumer says as Senate approves aid," 6 Mar. 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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4 May 2021

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“Senator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/senator. Accessed 12 May. 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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