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con·gé(kŏn′zhā′, -jā′, kôN-zhā′) also con·gee (kŏn′jē′, - zhē′)
1. Formal or authoritative permission to depart.
2. An abrupt dismissal.
3. A leave-taking.
4. A formal bow.
5. Architecture A concave molding.
1. permission to depart or dismissal, esp when formal
2. a farewell
3. (Architecture) architect a concave moulding. See also cavetto
[C16: from Old French congié, from Latin commeātus leave of absence, from meātus movement, from meāre to go, pass]
con•gé(ˈkɒn ʒeɪ, -dʒeɪ, kɔ̃ˈʒeɪ)
1. leave-taking; farewell.
2. permission to depart.
3. sudden dismissal.
4. a bow or obeisance.
5. a concave architectural molding.
[1695–1705; < French; see congee]
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|Noun||1.||conge - (architecture) a concave molding |
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
|2.||conge - formal permission to depart; "he gave me his conge"|
|3.||conge - an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal|
|Verb||1.||conge - perform a ceremonious bow|