congé: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kon'zhā, -jā Fr. kôn&sylpzhā'), [key]
— pl. -gés
  1. leave-taking; farewell.
  2. permission to depart.
  3. sudden dismissal.
  4. a bow or obeisance.
  5. a concave molding, as an apophyge, formed by a quadrant curving away from a given surface and terminating perpendicular to a fillet parallel to that surface.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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