Definition of Congreve, William in English:

Congreve, William

proper noun

  • (1670–1729), English playwright. A close associate of Swift, Pope, and Steele, he wrote plays such as Love for Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700), which epitomize the wit and satire of Restoration comedy.

Pronunciation:

Congreve, William

/ˈkɒŋɡriːv/