congee definition

  • noun:
    • Variant of congé.
    • Formal deviation, ceremonial leave-taking.
    • A bow.
    • A type of thick rice porridge or soup, often prepared with vegetables and/or beef.
    • Boiled rice; rice gruel.
    • A jail; a lockup.
    • Leave to depart; leave-taking; dismissal; congé.
    • An act of value carried out by people on splitting or taking leave; therefore, a customary work of reverence or civility on various other events; a bow or a courtesy.
    • In Asia, rice-water or -gruel; water where rice is boiled, a great deal used in the dietary plan of invalids.
    • Any gruel or comparable meals for invalids.
    • (architecture) a concave molding
    • formal authorization to depart
    • an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
    • a Chinese rice gruel eaten for break fast
  • noun-and-verb:
    • See congé, conge.
  • others:
    • To give leave or demand to leave; discount; just take leave of.
    • To simply take keep with the customary civilities.
    • To use ceremonious and respectful inclinations of the human body; bow; salute.
  • verb:
    • leave after acquiring formal permission
    • perform a ceremonious bow

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