Congreve

[ kon-greev, kong- ]
/ ˈkɒn griv, ˈkɒŋ- /

noun

William,1670–1729, English dramatist.
Sir William,1772–1828, English engineer and inventor.

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Congreve

/ (ˈkɒŋɡriːv) /

noun

William. 1670–1729, English dramatist, a major exponent of Restoration comedy; author of Love for Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700)
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