from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A concave molding.
  • v. To take leave with the customary civilities; to bow or courtesy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. perform a ceremonious bow
  • n. an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
  • n. (architecture) a concave molding
  • n. formal permission to depart


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

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  • 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.

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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.

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

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  • Very soon after arriving she had given the relieving officer his conge.

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  • Piedmontese asserted their freedom; Genoa threw off the yoke of the King of Sardinia; and, as if in playful imitation, the people of the little state of Massa and Carrara gave the conge to their sovereign, and set up a republic.

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  • It was not alone the fact of him having got his conge — no medico was safe from THAT punch below the belt.

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