A congress is a formal meeting where people come together to discuss issues or questions. It often refers to the legislative branch of a nation's government, such as the US Congress, but it can also refer to any important meeting or official organization.
While the word congress inevitably brings to mind the governing Congress with a capital C, there are many different kinds of congresses. The potato farming community, for example, convened the first World Potato Congress in 1993, and the United States Bowling Congress formed in 1995 when the men's and women's bowling organizations joined forces. Congress comes from the Latin congressus, which fittingly means both "friendly meeting" and "hostile encounter."
Primary Meanings of congress
a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
n a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
n the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
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the act of depriving a woman of her virginity (especially by rupturing the hymen through sexual intercourse)
roll in the hay
slang for sexual intercourse
illicit sexual intercourse
the act (by a man) of inserting his penis into the vagina of a woman
forbidden or tabu sexual intercourse between individuals
extramarital sex, free love
sexual intercourse between individuals who are not married to one another
sexual intercourse between persons too closely related to marry (as between a parent and a child)