HyperDic: committee

English > 2 senses of the word committee:
NOUNgroupcommittee, commissiona special group delegated to consider some matter
groupcommittee, citizens committeea self-constituted organization to promote something
committee > pronunciation
Soundskahmih'tiy
Rhymesability ... zloty: 638 rhymes with tiy...
English > committee: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA special group delegated to consider some matter.
Example"a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours"- Milton Berle
Synonymcommission
MemberscommissionerA member of a commission
committee memberA member of a committee / committee
NarrowerEconomic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commissionA commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
blue ribbon commission, blue ribbon committeeAn independent and exclusive / exclusive commission of nonpartisan statesmen and experts formed to investigate some important governmental issue
boardA committee having supervisory powers
conservancyA commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
election commissionA commission delegated to supervise an election
ethics committee, ethics panelA committee appointed to consider ethical issues
fairness commissionA commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views
finance committeeA committee appointed to consider financial issues
jury, panelA committee appointed to judge a competition
planning commissionA commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments
politburoThe chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party
political action committee, PACcommittee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates
presidium, praesidiumA permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session
select committeeA parliamentary committee appointed for some special purpose
standing committeeA permanent committee
steering committeeA committee to arrange the order of business for some larger (legislative) body
subcommitteeA subset of committee members organized for a specific purpose
vestryIn the Protestant Episcopal Church
zoning commissionA commission delegated to supervise the zoning of areas for residential or commercial use
Broaderadministrative unit, administrative bodyA unit with administrative responsibilities
Spanishcomisión, comité
Catalancomissió, comitè
Verbscommitconfer a trust upon
English > committee: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA self-constituted organization to promote something.
Synonymcitizens committee
Narrowervigilance committeeA volunteer committee to maintain order where an efficient legal system does not exist
welcoming committeeA committee to welcome new residents to a community
Broadernongovernmental organization, NGOAn organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
Spanishcomité

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