[kuh n-grach-uh-ley-shuh n or, often, -graj-, kuh ng-] /kənˌgrætʃ əˈleɪ ʃən or, often, -ˌgrædʒ-, kəŋ-/
the act of .
congratulations, an expression of joy in the success or good fortune of another.
congratulations, (used to express joy in the success or good fortune of another):
Congratulations! You have just won the lottery!
plural noun, sentence substitute
expressions of pleasure or joy; felicitations
1630s, an exclamation conveying a sentiment of congratulation, from congratulation (q.v.).
mid-15c., from Latin congratulationem (nominative congratulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of congratulari “wish joy,” from com- “together, with” (see com-) + gratulari “give thanks, show joy,” from gratus “agreeable” (see grace (n.)).
[kuh n-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, kuh ng-] /kənˈgrætʃ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or, often, -ˈgrædʒ-, kəŋ-/ adjective 1. expressing or conveying congratulations: a congratulatory telegram. adj. 1520s; see congratulate + -ory.
[kong-gri-guh nt] /ˈkɒŋ grɪ gənt/ noun 1. a person who is part of a congregation: The voices of the congregants were raised in prayer. /ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡənt/ noun 1. a member of a congregation, esp a Jewish congregation
[verb kong-gri-geyt; adjective kong-gri-git, -geyt] /verb ˈkɒŋ grɪˌgeɪt; adjective ˈkɒŋ grɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt/ verb (used without object), congregated, congregating. 1. to come together; assemble, especially in large numbers: People waiting for rooms congregated in the hotel lobby. verb (used with object), congregated, congregating. 2. to bring together in a crowd, body, or mass; assemble; collect. […]
noun 1. a type of housing in which each individual or family has a private bedroom or living quarters but shares with other residents a common dining room, recreational room, or other facilities.