session

noun
ses·​sion | \ ˈse-shən How to pronounce session (audio) \

Definition of session

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a meeting or series of meetings of a body (such as a court or legislature) for the transaction of business morning session

2 sessions plural

a(1) : a sitting of English justices of peace in execution of the powers conferred by their commissions
(2) : an English court holding such sessions
b : any of various courts similar to the English sessions
3 : the period between the first meeting of a legislative or judicial body and the prorogation or final adjournment
4 : the ruling body of a Presbyterian congregation consisting of the elders in active service
5 : the period during the year or day in which a school conducts classes
6 : a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity a recording session

session

adjective

Definition of session (Entry 2 of 2)

: employed to perform at recording sessions a session drummer

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Other Words from session

Noun

sessional \ ˈsesh-​nəl How to pronounce sessional (audio) , ˈse-​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of session in a Sentence

Noun

Her health insurance will cover 12 one-hour sessions of therapy per year. the U.N. Special Session on Disarmament I'm going to take classes during the summer session.
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Her firing, agreed upon by the board’s majority faction during a closed-door session in January and carried out later with little public explanation, is among a series of recent controversies within the agency. Lewis Kamb, The Seattle Times, "Amid turmoil, judge rules Washington State Bar Association must disclose correspondence that explains director’s firing," 14 Apr. 2019 The broad index ticked up 10.07 points, or 0.4%, to 2815.44, after flipping between gains and losses during the session. Jessica Menton, WSJ, "U.S. Stocks Close Higher as Investors Weigh Growth Concerns," 28 Mar. 2019 Senator Mike Lee from Utah raised the bar on outrageously out-of-touch congressional presentations from the GOP today during the session held before the Senate’s procedural vote on the Green New Deal. Bridget Read, Vogue, "GOP Senator Mike Lee Says Very Real, Terrifying Climate-Change Problem Should Be Solved by . . . Babies," 26 Mar. 2019 That includes the squirt bottle containing a mix of distilled water and soap that’s used to keep the tattoo clean during the session. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "A Tattoo Artist's Guide to Your First Tattoo," 2 Jan. 2019 The fragrance is hand-poured during the final session and taken home that day. Nicole Berrie, Condé Nast Traveler, "These Gorgeous European Souvenirs Are Made Just For You," 28 Sep. 2018 Martirano’s emphasis on mental health was highlighted during the budget session for the fiscal year that began July 1. Jess Nocera, Howard County Times, "'Moving the needle' in county public schools: Superintendent's first academic year marked by challenges, rebuilding," 12 July 2018 For example, one bundle includes an initial session fee and a flat usage fee for one year of use both online and offline. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Ad Industry and Commercial Actors Union Agree on New Contract," 17 Apr. 2019 Rossi had a small setback at the start of his weekend when a cut tire in Friday’s first practice session shortened his track time because Andretti Autosport didn’t want to burn another set of tires. Jenna Fryer, The Seattle Times, "Alexander Rossi eager to grab 1st win of IndyCar season," 12 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of session

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for session

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin session-, sessio, literally, act of sitting, from sedēre to sit — more at sit

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session

noun

English Language Learners Definition of session

: a period of time that is used to do a particular activity
: a formal meeting or series of meetings of a group of people (such as a court of law or legislature)
US : a period of time during the year in which a school, college, or university has classes

session

noun
ses·​sion | \ ˈse-shən How to pronounce session (audio) \

Kids Definition of session

1 : a meeting or period devoted to a particular activity The football team held a practice session.
2 : a single meeting (as of a court, lawmaking body, or school)
3 : a whole series of meetings Congress was in session for six months.
4 : the time during which a court, congress, or school meets

session

noun
ses·​sion

Legal Definition of session

: a meeting or series of meetings of a body (as a court or legislature) for the transaction of business also : the period between the first meeting of a legislative or judicial body and the final adjournment — see also regular session, special session

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