King James Bible Dictionary



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  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:


Naves Topical Index

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONCEIT, noun [Latin , to take or seize.]

1. Conception; that which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image.

In laughing there ever precedeth a conceit of somewhat ridiculous, and therefore it is proper to man.

2. Understanding; power or faculty of conceiving; apprehension; as a man of quick conceit [Nearly antiquated.]

How often did her eyes say to me, that they loved! Yet I, not looking for such a matter, had not my conceit open to understand them.

3. Opinion; notion; fancy; imagination; fantastic notion; as a strange or odd conceit

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him. Proverbs 26:5.

4. Pleasant fancy; gayety of imagination.

On the way to the gibbet, a freak took him in the head to go off with a conceit

5. A striking thought; affected or unnatural conception.

Some to conceit alone their works confine.

6. Favorable or self-flattering opinion; a lofty or vain conception of ones own person or accomplishments.

By a little study and a great conceit of himself, he has lost his religion.

Out of conceit with, not having a favorable opinion of; no longer pleased with; as, a man is out of conceit with his dress. Hence to put one out of conceit with, is to make him indifferent to a thing, or in a degree displeased with it.

CONCEIT, verb transitive To conceive; to imagine; to think; to fancy.

The strong, by conceiting themselves weak, thereby rendered inactive.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONCEITED, participle passive

1. Conceived; imagined; fancied.

2. Endowed with fancy, or imagination.

3. Entertaining a flattering opinion of ones self; having a vain or too high conception of ones own person or accomplishments; vain.

If you think me too conceited or to passion quickly heated.

Followed by of before the object of conceit.

The Athenians were conceited of their own wit, science and politeness.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONCEITEDLY, adverb In a conceited manner; fancifully; whimsically.

CONCEITEDLY dress her.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONCEITEDNESS, noun The state of being conceited; conceit; vanity; an overweening fondness of ones own person or endowments.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CONCEITLESS, adjective Of dull conception; stupid; dull of apprehension. [Not in use.]