Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gallon or congius.
  • An obsolete spelling of congee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow ceremoniously, or courtesy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A concave molding.
  • verb intransitive To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow or courtesy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb perform a ceremonious bow
  • noun an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
  • noun (architecture) a concave molding
  • noun formal permission to depart

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  • [5424] If I did but let my glove fall by chance, (as the said Aretine's Lucretia brags,) I had one of my suitors, nay two or three at once ready to stoop and take it up, and kiss it, and with a low conge deliver it unto me; if I would walk, another was ready to sustain me by the arm.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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  • Should she pay off old Briggs and give her her conge?

    Vanity Fair

  • Knightsbridge, taking her tea, breaking up little bits of toast with her slim fingers, and sitting between a Belgian horse-dealer and a German violoncello-player who has a conge after the opera — like any other mortal.

    The Kickleburys on the Rhine

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  • John, who follows my Lady with a coroneted prayer-book, and makes his conge as he hands it into the pew.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • A messenger had been sent for him, and he was upstairs with her ladyship while his rival was receiving his conge downstairs.

    Doctor Thorne

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