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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·ceit /kənˈsit/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·ceit, v. i. To form an idea; to think. [Obs.]
    Those whose . . . vulgar apprehensions conceit but low of matrimonial purposes.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·ceit v. t. To conceive; to imagine. [Archaic]
    The strong, by conceiting themselves weak, are therebly rendered as inactive . . . as if they really were so.   --South.
 One of two bad ways you must conceit me,
 Either a coward or a flatterer.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·ceit n.
 1. That which is conceived, imagined, or formed in the mind; idea; thought; image; conception.
    In laughing, there ever procedeth a conceit of somewhat ridiculous.   --Bacon.
    A man wise in his own conceit.   --Prov. xxvi. 12.
 2. Faculty of conceiving ideas; mental faculty; apprehension; as, a man of quick conceit. [Obs.]
    How often, alas! did her eyes say unto me that they loved! and yet I, not looking for such a matter, had not my conceit open to understand them.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 3. Quickness of apprehension; active imagination; lively fancy.
    His wit's as thick as Tewksbury mustard; there's more conceit in him than is in a mallet.   --Shak.
 4. A fanciful, odd, or extravagant notion; a quant fancy; an unnatural or affected conception; a witty thought or turn of expression; a fanciful device; a whim; a quip.
    On his way to the gibbet, a freak took him in the head to go off with a conceit.   --L'Estrange.
 Some to conceit alone their works confine,
 And glittering thoughts struck out at every line.   --Pope.
    Tasso is full of conceits . . . which are not only below the dignity of heroic verse but contrary to its nature.   --Dryden.
 5. An overweening idea of one's self; vanity.
    Plumed with conceit he calls aloud.   --Cotton.
 6. Design; pattern. [Obs.]
 In conceit with, in accord with; agreeing or conforming.
 Out of conceit with, not having a favorable opinion of; not pleased with; as, a man is out of conceit with his dress.
 To put [one] out of conceit with, to make one indifferent to a thing, or in a degree displeased with it.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: feelings of excessive pride [syn: amour propre, self-love,
      2: the trait of being vain and conceited [syn: vanity]