Definition of Congo

1. Noun. A republic in central Africa; achieved independence from Belgium in 1960.

2. Noun. A major African river (one of the world's longest); flows through Congo into the South Atlantic.
Exact synonyms: Congo River, Zaire River
Group relationships: Belgian Congo, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Zaire
Generic synonyms: River

3. Noun. A republic in west-central Africa; achieved independence from France in 1960.
Exact synonyms: French Congo, Republic Of The Congo
Generic synonyms: African Country, African Nation
Terms within: Brazzaville
Group relationships: Africa

4. Noun. Black tea grown in China.
Exact synonyms: Congou, Congou Tea, English Breakfast Tea
Generic synonyms: Black Tea

Definition of Congo

1. Proper noun. Country in Central Africa with Brazzaville as capital. Official name: Republic of the Congo. ¹

2. Proper noun. Country in Central Africa with Kinshasa as capital (formerly Zaire). Official name: Democratic Republic of the Congo. ¹

3. Proper noun. (rivers) 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. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Congo

1. an eellike amphibian [n -GOES] / congou [n -GOS] - See also: congou

Medical Definition of Congo

1. A republic in central africa lying between gabon and democratic republic of the congo. Its capital is brazzaville. It became a territory of french equatorial africa in 1910, a french overseas territory in 1946, an autonomous republic within the french community in 1958, and achieved independence in 1960. The country takes its name from the congo river running through it: the bantu name for the river means mountain, with reference to the local topography. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Congo

congo copal
congo eel
congo gum
congo red
congo snake
congoo mallee
congophilic angiopathy
congou tea

Literary usage of Congo

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"4491 Nègres du Congo. Ma captivité' chez Navigation à vapeur sur le haut ... 580 t Region des bas-fonds de l'ancienne mer intérieure du haut Congo, XVI. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Stanley's great journey down the Congo in 1875-1876 initiated a new era in ... The relations of the Congo basin to the neighbouring river systems was ..."

3. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"Of Angola, the Warres betwixt Congo and Angola: their manner ... Of Bamba, one of the sixe Princes of Congo, and the Creatures therein. 1588. ..."

4. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"The former Congo Free State,2 which was re- The cognised as an independent State by the Berlin Congo Congo Conference 3 of 1884-1885, was a permanently ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Congo on!Search for Congo on!Search for Congo on Google!Search for Congo on Wikipedia!