[kuh n-grach-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee or, often, -graj-, kuh ng-] /kənˈgrætʃ ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i or, often, -ˈgrædʒ-, kəŋ-/
expressing or conveying congratulations:
a congratulatory telegram.
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.
[kong-gri-gey-shuh n] /ˌkɒŋ grɪˈgeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an assembly of persons brought together for common religious worship. 2. the act of congregating or the state of being congregated. 3. a gathered or assembled body; assemblage. 4. an organization formed for the purpose of providing for worship of God, for religious education, and for other church […]