- Roger Huntington,1896–1985, U.S. composer.
- the sitting together of a court, council, legislature, or the like, for conference or the transaction of business: Congress is now in session.
- a single continuous sitting, or period of sitting, of persons so assembled.
- a continuous series of sittings or meetings of a court, legislature, or the like.
- the period or term during which such a series is held.
- sessions, (in English law) the sittings or a sitting of justices in court, usually to deal with minor offenses, grant licenses, etc.
- a single continuous course or period of lessons, study, etc., in the work of a day at school: two afternoon sessions a week.
- a portion of the year into which instruction is organized at a college or other educational institution.
- the governing body of a local Presbyterian church, composed of the pastor who moderates and the elders.
- a period of time during which a group of persons meets to pursue a particular activity: A few of the kids got together for a study session.
Origin of session
Examples from the Web for sessions
But in more middle-class and working-class neighborhoods, sessions are typically a fourth of that price.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread
January 2, 2015
At the end of one of our sessions I join them in their kitchen for yet another drink.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Andy Johns engineered the sessions and we recorded it at Olympic Studios.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More
September 29, 2014
It'll only buzz during "coaching" sessions that users voluntarily try out to help them build a habit of good posture.Lumo Lift Vibrates You Into Better Posture
August 26, 2014
The Ferguson municipal court canceled its August sessions because of the turmoil, but it is expected to resume in September.Ferguson Feeds Off the Poor: Three Warrants a Year Per Household
August 22, 2014
The sessions of the General Conference are held quadrennially.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 7.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Not that father was accustomed to sleep during the sessions—Oh, dear, no!Cap'n Warren's Wards
Joseph C. Lincoln
The second won't come for two sessions after, but it will be law all the same.Lord Kilgobbin
They had been for some sessions trading on their Protestantism.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II.
Charles James Lever
Albaugh's Opera House was crowded to its capacity at all of the sixteen sessions.
- Roger (Huntington). 1896–1985, US composer
- the meeting of a court, legislature, judicial body, etc, for the execution of its function or the transaction of business
- a single continuous meeting of such a body
- a series or period of such meetings
- the time during which classes are held
- a school or university term or year
- Presbyterian Church the judicial and administrative body presiding over a local congregation and consisting of the minister and elders
- a meeting of a group of musicians to record in a studio
- a meeting of a group of people to pursue an activity
- any period devoted to an activity
- See Court of Session
Word Origin and History for sessions
late 14c., "periodical sitting of a court," from Old French session "act or state of sitting; assembly," from Latin sessionem (nominative sessio) "act of sitting; a seat; loitering; a session," noun of action from past participle stem of sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). Sense of "period set aside for some activity" is first recorded 1920, in bull session, probably from quarter sessions courts (see quarter (n.)). Musical sense of "recording occasion in a studio" is from 1927.
Idioms and Phrases with sessions
see bull session.