senator

play
noun sen·a·tor \ˈse-nə-tər\

Definition of senator

  1. :  a member of a senate

senatorship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Recent Examples of senator from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'senator'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of senator

Middle English senatour, from Anglo-French senatur, from Latin senator, from senatus


First Known Use: 13th century


SENATOR Defined for English Language Learners

senator

play
noun

Definition of senator for English Language Learners

  • : a member of a senate or the Senate


SENATOR Defined for Kids

senator

play
noun sen·a·tor \ˈse-nə-tər\

Definition of senator for Students

  1. :  a member of a Senate


Law Dictionary

senator

play
noun sen·a·tor \ˈse-nə-tər\

Legal Definition of senator

  1. :  a member of a senate

senatorial

\ˌse-nə-ˈtōr-ē-əl\ play adjective


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up senator? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to glide in or as if in an airplane

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • istock-refers-to-this-as-a-tumble-of-strawberries-which-sounded-pretty-nice-to-us
  • Which is a synonym of garner?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!