• A period devoted to a particular activity, e.g. the annual or semiannual periods of a legislative body (that together comprise the legislative term) whose individual meetings are also called sessions.
  • A meeting of a council, court, school, or legislative body to conduct its business.
  • The sequence of interactions between client and server, or between user and system; the period during which a user is logged in or connected.
  • Any of the three scheduled two hour playing sessions, from the start of play to lunch, from lunch to tea and from tea to the close of play.
  • The act of sitting, or the state of being seated.
  • An academic term
  • An extended period of drinking, typically consuming beer with low alcohol content.


  • To hold or participate in a jam session with other musicians.


Narrower meaning words


  • From Middle English session, from Old French session, from Latin sessiō ("a sitting"), from sedeō.

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