Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Council"

The meaning of "Council" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does "Not since the council put up barriers had we suffered from flooding" mean?
A: The wording is difficult even for native speakers but the statement means 'Once the council put up the barriers, flooding has occured'

'not since' meaning that before it was not a problem in the past, 'had we' also referencing the past
Q: What does I'd like to know what 'council property' means in this sentence "council properties are often made with cheap, poor-quality materials" mean?
A: buildings/institutions that belong to a town or city.

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Q: What does municipal council mean?
A: Local council !
Municipality
Q: What does legislative council mean?
A: A legislative council is the name given to the legislature, or one of the legislative chambers of a nation, colony, or subnational division such as a province or state. A member of a legislative council is commonly referred to as an MLC. A legislature is a person with the authority to make laws for a political entity such as a country or city. 😊
Q: What does council stoped short of adopting a formal statement. "stoped short of"??? mean?
A: Stopped short of basically means they were almost going to make a statement, but they didn't. They were close to making one, but it didn't happen!

Example sentences using "Council"

Q: Please show me example sentences with council.
A: “You'll get to meet all my council members”

“The Council is a mess”

“The quarterly council meeting is tonight.”

“Do they hold the Council together?”

“The three eldest sons on the Council were dead.”

Synonyms of "Council" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between council and committee ?
A: They're basically the same. If you want to be really precise, you can read below.

A council is a group of people or experts in their respective fields who come together to make decisions and deliberate. A committee is usually a small group, usually assembled in order to discuss specific matters at hand. Committees represent larger bodies.
Q: What is the difference between council and town hall ?
A: The council (members🙎🏼‍♂️🙎🏽‍♂️🙎🏻‍♂️🙍🏽‍♀️🙍🏻‍♀️) meet in the town hall(🏛 building)
Q: What is the difference between council and congress ?
A: Congress is the group of elected officials who make laws for the entire country (similar to the National Diet in Japan).

A council general term for a group of people that meet to make decisions. For example, "New construction projects required approval from the city council"
Q: What is the difference between council and congress ?
A: Congress is legislative lawmaking body and council is just a regular lawyer
Q: What is the difference between council and counsel ?
A: They are pronounced the same, aren't they?

Translations of "Council"

Q: How do you say this in English (UK)? I want to know more about the British council ?
A: https://www.britishcouncil.org/
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? council
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Q: How do you say this in English (US)? council
council
A: You can listen to the pronunciation of council on the Oxford Learner's Dictionary.
http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/council?q=council

Please don't confuse the word "council" with the word "counsel".

council (noun) - a small government body or a public service body
counsel (noun or verb) - advice and guidance, or to give advice and guidance

Both words are pronounced exactly the same.
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? The council meetings are every monday in room 11 at midday, welcome to all.
A: Check the question to view the answer

Other questions about "Council"

Q: What’s BRITISH COUNCIL’s council? What does that mean?
A: The British Council is the name of a government body.

So this is their council.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce cancel council country.
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A: Council - you sounded a little like ‘cungcil’

Council - cow • n • sil
Q: What does council student mean ?

“with her at the head table were a couple of student council kids, including Brett Eaton,who had jaunty good looks of an ad for astronaut recruitment.”?
A: Student council is a group of students who may be elected by their peers and who help run various projects around a school. They are usually involved in school spirit activities, as well as helping the staff make decisions within the school. Someone who is a "student council kid" is a member of the group.
Q: Please show me how to pronounce council and cancel.
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Q: "The council is to examine ways of reducing traffic in the city centre."
How can be this sentence correct ? There are two verb back to back.
A: The council is to examine ways of reducing traffic in the city centre.

This sentence is correct because the construction "is to examine" is a verb plus the infinitive form of another verb, with the meaning of "the council is meant to examine," "the council has been told to examine".

In English, using two verbs together is not unusual.

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