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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Each Emsculpt session is a 30 minute treatment on one particular area of the body. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Everything You Need to Know About Emsulpt," 21 Feb. 2019 According to Windows Central, Microsoft is preparing to unveil a cross-platform SDK (or XDK) at the Game Developers Conference in March at a special session. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft reportedly wants to use Xbox Live to support cross-platform games like Fortnite," 4 Feb. 2019 The initial highlighting session isn't the only thing that can take a while. Marci Robin, Good Housekeeping, "5 Things to Know Before You Transition Your Dyed Hair to Natural Gray," 10 Jan. 2019 But after the quick sweat session, Johnson let her newfound voluminous texture work to her advantage, fastening a swift plait through her layered lengths before exiting the Studio City gym. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Dakota Johnson's Gym Hair Is All the Workout Motivation You Need," 8 Jan. 2019 Miguel turns your pre-dinner query into the hottest falsetto serenade session. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "32 Hits That Surprisingly Make Great Thanksgiving Songs," 20 Nov. 2018 The picture was taken in the gardens of Buckingham Palace ahead of the RAF 100 commemorations back in July of this year, and appears to be from the same portrait session as the photo which was eventually turned into a commemorative stamp. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince William and Prince Harry Look So Affectionate With Prince Charles in a New Candid Photo," 19 Nov. 2018 Trump is expected to push for swift passage of the legislation, potentially during the lame-duck session of Congress. Zeke Miller, The Seattle Times, "Trump to back major rewrite of sentencing laws," 14 Nov. 2018 There’s a small chance the bill could be revived in a lame-duck session. Verge Staff, The Verge, "What the new Congress means for space, self-driving cars, and regulating Facebook," 7 Nov. 2018

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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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