concern

Definitions

  • Concerned wife
    Concerned wife
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v concern be relevant to "There were lots of questions referring to her talk","My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
    • v concern be on the mind of "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
    • n concern something that interests you because it is important or affects you "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
    • n concern something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness "New York traffic is a constant concern","it's a major worry"
    • n concern a feeling of sympathy for someone or something "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
    • n concern an anxious feeling "care had aged him","they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
    • n concern a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it "he bought his brother's business","a small mom-and-pop business","a racially integrated business concern"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There is a "cemetery town" in California named Colma. Concerns about the public health, crime, and the need for space forced the city of San Francisco to outlaw burials in 1902. The city of Colma, which is five miles south of San Francisco, was established to bury the dead. The ratio of dead to living people is 750 to 1
    • Concern Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety. "O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns And gentle wishes follow me to battle."
    • Concern (Com) Persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern .
    • Concern That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment. "Mysterious secrets of a high concern ."
    • Concern That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair. "The private concerns of fanilies."
    • v. i Concern To be of importance. "Which to deny concerns more than avails."
    • Concern To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects. "They think themselves out the reach of Providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favor."
    • Concern To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to. "Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ.""Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation.""It much concerns a preacher first to learn
      The genius of his audience and their turn."
      "Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is concerned ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Johnson & Johnson created the Band-Aid in 1899 because Robert Wood Johnson attended a lecture concerning the prevention of infection in wounds during surgical operations. The company created the zinc oxide adhesive bandage for surgeons, and launched the consumer version, Band-Aids, in 1921.
    • concern To relate or pertain to; have an intimate relation to or connection with.
    • concern To affect the interest of; have interest for; be of importance to.
    • concern To interest; busy; occupy; engage: used reflexively or in the passive voice: as, to concern one's self in the affairs of others; I was not concerned in that transaction.
    • concern To disturb; make uneasy or anxious; cause disquiet to; trouble: generally in the past participle: as, to be deeply concerned about the safety of a friend.
    • concern To confuse with drink; slightly intoxicate: in the past participle.
    • concern Synonyms To interest, touch, affect.
    • n concern That which relates or pertains to one; matter of concernment; business; affair.
    • n concern Interest; matter of importance; that which affects one's welfare or happiness.
    • n concern Solicitous regard; solicitude; anxiety; agitation or uneasiness of mind; disturbed state of feeling; trouble.
    • n concern An establishment or firm for the transaction of business; a manufacturing or commercial establishment; a business house.
    • n concern A material object, especially one that is complicated or large; a contrivance: with a touch of depreciation.
    • n concern Synonyms Solicitude, etc. (see care); Concern at, about, for (see unconcerned); carefulness, thoughtfulness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The gases emitted from a banana or an apple can help an orange ripen. (Not sure which fruits are concerned).
    • v.t Concern kon-sern′ to relate or belong to: to affect or interest: to make uneasy: to trouble: to have to do with: to be affected
    • n Concern that which concerns or belongs to one: interest: regard: anxiety: a business, or those connected with it
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “We are least open to precise knowledge concerning the things we are most vehement about.”
  • John Wooden
    John%20Wooden
    “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.”
  • John Malkovich
    John Malkovich
    “Where women are concerned, the rule is never to go out with anyone better dressed than you.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham%20Lincoln
    “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
  • Alexander The Great
    Alexander The Great
    “In faith and hope the world will disagree, But all mankind's concern is charity.”

Idioms

Going concern - A successful and active business is a going concern.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. concerner, LL. concernere, to regard, concern, fr. L. concernere, to mix or mingle together, as in a sieve for separating; con-, + cernere, to separate, sift, distinguish by the senses, and especially by the eyes, to perceive, see. See Certain

Usage

In literature:

And much spake my father concerning this thing.
"Jesus the Christ" by James Edward Talmage
She likewise failed to note the look of concern that Grenville could not have banished from his eyes.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
He questioned Judah concerning the Fair Harbor, its founder and the dwellers within its gates.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
This is a record, I believe, equaled by no big manufacturing concern in America.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
It was the searching look of a mind concerned, deeply concerned, with safety.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Samuel Davies's words concerning, I. his words concerning independence, II.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
I myself have had occasion to put things right for a number of different concerns.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
We say, let all questions which affect or concern them be decided.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The idea which came to him with the conviction that he must help these folks concerned work for them.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The earlier causes of dispute do not concern us here.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Lastly, our senses bear witness to the truth of each other's report concerning the existence of sensible things without us.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
His perception informs him concerning his own states as affected by things, rather than concerning the things themselves.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
But what concerned the Baron in this case concerned also Herr Carovius.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
She was overwhelmed by some great emotion, but she would not speak to him concerning it.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Where his wife is concerned, he's a lover-for-all-time kind of fellow.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
Let me show you how this concerns myself and others.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Sky blue, as far as Tarlac was concerned, wasn't exactly a military color.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
I went home from the convention determined upon a clear cut-loose from the whole concern.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
What Mrs. Beaver had said concerning plans for the installation service was true.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
What concerns it is the row of houses on the left.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
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In poetry:

O what is feeble, dying man,
Or any of his race,
That God should make it his concern
To visit him with grace?
"Psalm 144 part 2" by Isaac Watts
But our burns
Were small concerns.
Our hearts were light,
Injuries slight.
Not even a sigh
On the Fourth of July.
"The Glorious Fourth And Its Memories" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Bid me with a due concern
Sigh for recollected error,
And to purer conduct turn,
Full of hope, and free from terror!
"Hymn To Contrition." by William Hayley
But the cause of this concern
And this pleasure would they trace,
Even they might somewhat learn
From the savages of Thrace.
"The Thracian" by William Cowper
JUSTINA. May heaven guard you many years,
Since in his more grave concernments,
Thus you honour my dear father
With your favours.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
But (this I learnt the night that Baby
strayed)
Here was Thy chief, Thy great concern
for me:
My desolate estate, apart from Thee!
"When Baby Strayed" by Fay Inchfawn

In news:

Dodgers are concerned that the injured.
As far as Penn State University is concerned, JoePa has been discontinued.
Beached boat causes concerns in Half Moon Bay.
Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer 'concerned' about injuries.
Coach Frank Beamer calls Virginia Tech's defensive line 'a tremendous concern.
Should Rangers fans be concerned.
"Injuries are the main concern when we have low participation numbers," stated Ammons.
The fear among economists is that those foreign lenders may grow concerned that their portfolios are too swollen with dollar-denominated assets.
Let's begin with the premise that we all have good intentions where our family is concerned.
Concerns over pipeline impacts discussed.
If JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson is concerned by a 21.7% second-quarter same-store sales decline and a worse-than-expected loss, it wasn't evident Friday morning.
The feud between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj is far from over, at least as far as Lil Kim is concerned.
Serbia's police banned a Gay Pride march in Belgrade , citing security concerns but also complying with a request from Serbia's Christian Orthodox church.
IN EFFECT UNTIL NOV 20, 5:30 p.m. Bellarmine quarterback Sefo Liufau is the key concern for the South Kitsap defense on Friday night.
We write to express our concern over your response to the recent Los Angeles Times Op-Ed ("Boycott Israel," August 20, 2009) by Dr Neve Gordon, senior lecturer and chair of the Government and Politics Department at Ben-Gurion University.
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In science:

We will in fact prove that over such fields there exist absolutely simple ordinary abelian varieties of every dimension, and in addition we will prove an asymptotic result concerning arbitrary finite fields: Theorem 2.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
Our proof of Lemma 10 depends on a result of Robinson concerning certain modified Chebyshev polynomials.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
This Section concerns the averaging the two-particle Green’s function Eq.(4.3) with respect to the Gaussian random magnetic field Eq.(1.1).
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
Another distinctive feature of our model concerns the relatively low mass scale of the adjoint moduli Σ0, Σ3 and Σ8 surviving after the SU (7) breaks and, more importantly, their mass-splitting which inevitably appears in the missing VEV generating superpotential (6).
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
They are concerned with the entropies of processes, whereas we worked with state entropies. J.S.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
The second remark concerns a property of the has position relation.
SLDNFA-system
There is no doubt about the importance of the mystery concerning the nature of dark matter in the Universe and in particular in galaxies.
Quintessence-like Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies
This paper is concerned with subgroups of the Artin group A = A(Γ) which are generated by powers of the generators.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
Pride, On Tits’ conjecture and other questions concerning Artin and generalised Artin groups, Invent.
The solution to a conjecture of Tits on the subgroup generated by the squares of the generators of an Artin group
One interesting theoretical result concerning the cycle index of U (n, q) is the following functional equation.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Such is the case in this paper where we are concerned only with fractals in which ds < 2.
I. Territory covered by N random walkers on deterministic fractals. The Sierpinski gasket
K is concerned, it is sufficient to put simply λ = 0).
Characteristic polynomials of random matrices at edge singularities
This is the reason for the similarities between the PHE and the so-called Beenakker-Senftleben effect, which concerns the transport coefficients of dilute paramagnetic gazes .
Transport mean free path for Magneto-Transverse Light Diffusion: an alternative approach
In this section we are concerned with invariant subspaces H0 for T such such that the pro jection from H onto H0 lies in the von Neumann algebra generated by T .
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
This section concerns asymptotic freeness of self–adjoint i.i.d.
Invariant subspaces of Voiculescu's circular operator
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