A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.
- A formal assembly of representatives, as of various nations, to discuss problems.
- The national legislative body of a nation, especially a republic.
- The national legislative body of the United States, consisting of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
- The two-year session of this legislature between elections of the House of Representatives.
- The act of coming together or meeting.
- A single meeting, as of a political party or other group.
- Sexual intercourse.