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Noun: congee  kón-jee
  1. A Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
    - jook [N. Amer]
  2. (architecture) a concave moulding
    - congé
  3. Formal permission to depart
    "he gave me his congee";
    - congé
  4. An abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
    - congé
Verb: congee  kón-jee
  1. Depart after obtaining formal permission
    "He has congeed with the King"
  2. Perform a ceremonious bow
    - congé

Derived forms: congeeing, congees, congeed

Type of: bow down, bow[2], chuck [Brit], depart, discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, gruel, heave-ho, liberation, licence [Brit, Cdn], license [N. Amer], molding [N. Amer], moulding [Brit, Cdn], permission, permit, quit, release, sack, sacking, severance, take leave

Encyclopedia: Congee