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ˈkɒŋ goʊCon·go

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zaire, Belgian Congonoun

    a republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960

  2. Congo, Congo River, Zaire Rivernoun

    a major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic

  3. Congo, Republic of the Congo, French Congonoun

    a republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960

  4. congou, congo, congou tea, English breakfast teanoun

    black tea grown in China


  1. Congonoun

    Black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. Also called English breakfast tea. See Tea.


  1. Congonoun

    Country in Central Africa with Brazzaville as capital. Official name: Republic of the Congo.

  2. Congonoun

    Country in Central Africa with Kinshasa as capital (formerly Zaire). Official name: Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  3. Congonoun

    A large river in Africa which flows for about 4,380 km (2,720 miles) to the Atlantic Ocean in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  4. Etymology: After Kongo, believed to derive from Kongo nkongo ("hunters").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congonoun

    black tea, of higher grade (finer leaf and less dusty) than the present bohea. See Tea

  2. Etymology: [Chin. kung-foo labor.]


  1. Congo

    Congo is a 1980 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton. The novel centers on an expedition searching for diamonds and investigating the mysterious deaths of a previous expedition in the dense rain forest of Congo. Crichton calls Congo a Lost World novel in the tradition founded by Henry Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines, featuring the mines of that work's title.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Congo

    the second in length and largest in volume of the African rivers, rises NE. of the Muchinga Mountains in Rhodesia, flows SW. through Lake Bangueola, then N. to the equator; curving in a great semicircle it continues SW., passes in a series of rapids through the coast range, and enters the S. Atlantic by an estuary 6 m. broad. It brings down more water than the other African rivers put together. The largest affluents are the Kassai on the left, and the Mobangi on the right bank; 110 m. are navigable to ocean steamers, then the cataracts intervene, and 250 m. of railway promote transit; the upper river is 2 to 4 m. broad, and navigable for small craft up to Stanley Falls, 1068 m. The name most associated with its exploration is H. M. Stanley; during its course of 3000 m. it bears several names.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Congo

    A republic in central Africa lying between GABON and DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO and south of Cameroon. Its capital is Brazzaville.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Congo in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Congo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Congo in a Sentence

  1. Peter Salama:

    All it takes is one sick person to travel down the Congo River and we can have outbreaks seeded in many different locations ... that can happen at any moment, it's very hard to predict, it is going to be at least weeks and more likely months before we get this outbreak fully under control.

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    When I was a boy ... we didn't wake up with Vietnam and have Cyprus for lunch and the Congo for dinner

  3. Corneille Nangaa:

    Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo is declared the provisionally- elected president of Democratic Republic of Congo.

  4. Chief Executive Paul Conibear:

    We've been pleased by the response on interest, on a number of these scenarios. There are multiple parties interested, we've been busy and BMO's been busy, very busy. It's obviously not an easy process, the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a more challenging environment and Tenke's a really big operation. But we've had very credible interest.

  5. Christoph Wille:

    Western powers have been relatively silent on Sassou's third-term aspirations, in part because of more entrenched economic interests in Congo.

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    a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
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