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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Falsey said during a July 12 Assembly work session on the matter, adding the city will won’t do anything to drive business away from the airport or port, which could end up reducing the tariff revenue to fund port improvements. Author: Elwood Brehmer, Anchorage Daily News, "Discovery of more earthquake damage adds to troubles at Port of Alaska," 17 July 2019 There are lines everywhere for fan needs (panels, toys, autograph sessions, events) and human ones (food, bathrooms, transportation). Washington Post, "Comic-Con at 50: Bigger than ever, but at what cost?," 16 July 2019 The walk, the practice range sessions, even the delivery in his press conferences. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Tiger Woods laughs off Brooks Koepka's snub ahead of The Open," 16 July 2019 The academy runs in two sessions, July 23-25 and July 26-28. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Arizona Lutheran's Doug Meyer chosen to coach in NCAA College Basketball Academy at GCU," 16 July 2019 The lounge—inspired by similar businesses on the West Coast and Arizona— will be a members only club where card holders can pay a monthly fee to partake in medical cannabis educational sessions, yoga and cooking classes, according to its website. Oyin Adedoyin, baltimoresun.com, "Sound Garden owners plan Maryland’s first medical cannabis lounge in Fells Point," 15 July 2019 Mueller is currently scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee and House Intelligence Committee in an open session next week, in response to a congressional subpoena. Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News, "Robert Mueller's congressional testimony could be delayed," 12 July 2019 In addition to their hikes and diet changes, Moore attributes Blue’s success to weekly dog play sessions, field trips and walks by other Humane Society volunteers. Robin Goist, cleveland.com, "Summit County shelter dog and volunteer get healthy together," 11 July 2019 There were only two days left in the 60-day legislative session, and lawmakers had been voting for hours. Kate Mishkin, ProPublica, "A Resolution Condemning Pipeline Challengers Passed Easily. A Pipeline Lobbyist Wrote It.," 11 July 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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