- (archaic) A coming together of two or more people; a meeting.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗:, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.48:
- After some little repast, he went to see Democritus […]. The multitude stood gazing round about to see the congress.
- A formal gathering or assembly; a conference held to discuss or decide on a specific question.
- (often capitalized: Congress) A legislative body of a state, originally the bicameral legislature of the United States of America.
- An association, especially one consisting of other associations or representatives of interest groups.
- The National Congress of American Indians
- Coitus; sexual intercourse.
congress (congresses, present participle congressing; past and past participle congressed)
- (intransitive) To assemble together.
- To meet in a congress.
- The two legislative bodies of the United States: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
- (US) A two-year session of these bodies, commencing after a Federal election and ending before the next one.
- A village in Ohio.
- (the two legislative bodies of the US) Capitol Hill