concourse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n concourse a coming together of people
    • n concourse a wide hallway in a building where people can walk
    • n concourse a large gathering of people
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Concourse A moving, flowing, or running together; confluence. "The good frame of the universe was not the product of chance or fortuitous concourse of particles of matter."
    • Concourse An assembly; a gathering formed by a voluntary or spontaneous moving and meeting in one place. "Amidst the concourse were to be seen the noble ladies of Milan, in gay, fantastic cars, shining in silk brocade."
    • Concourse An open space where several roads or paths meet; esp. an open space in a park where several roads meet.
    • Concourse Concurrence; coöperation. "The divine providence is wont to afford its concourse to such proceeding."
    • Concourse The place or point of meeting or junction of two bodies. "The drop will begin to move toward the concourse of the glasses."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n concourse A moving, running, or flowing together; a commingling; concurrence; confluence; coincidence.
    • n concourse A meeting or coming together of people; an assembly; a throng; a crowd.
    • n concourse An assemblage of things; an agglomeration; a gathering; a cluster.
    • n concourse The place or point of meeting; a point of contact or junction of two or more bodies.
    • n concourse Hence A place for the gathering or resort of carriages with their occupants, as at a good point of view or of accommodation in a park or other public place.
    • n concourse Concurrence; aid; coöperation.
    • n concourse In Scots law, concurrence by a person having legal qualification to grant it. Thus, to every libel in the Court of Justiciary the lord advocate's concourse or concurrence is necessary.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Concourse kon′kōrs or kong′- an assembly of persons or things running or drawn together:
    • n Concourse kon′kōrs or kong′-, an assembly of persons or things running or drawn together:
    • n Concourse kon′kōrs or kong′- (Scots law) concurrence of an officer, who has legal right to grant it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. concours, L. concursus, fr. concurrere, to run together. See Concur
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. concursuscon, together, currĕre, to run.

Usage

In literature:

A concourse of people filled every corner of this vast room; and from the crouched or upright figures rose a continuous, inaudible murmuring.
"The Mystics" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
He made a second attempt; but now a noise as of two cats fighting violently came from the opposite side of the concourse.
"Amos Huntingdon" by T.P. Wilson
We exult, till the beat of our heart stays our breathing, at the vision of such a concourse.
"Thomas Davis, Selections from his Prose and Poetry" by Thomas Davis
The event was the occasion of tremendous excitement, and the concourse of people was enormous.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
As we neared the shore, we observed a large concourse of people assembled near the wigwams.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
We were awakened by the confused sound of the voices of a concourse of people, and jumping up, we hurried to the window.
"Manco, the Peruvian Chief" by W.H.G. Kingston
A vast concourse of gentlemen and squires followed, some on horse-back and some on foot.
"The Seven Champions of Christendom" by W. H. G. Kingston
While we stand shuddering, a concourse of people arrive bearing fruits of all sorts, and hogs, and dogs.
"The Cruise of the Mary Rose" by William H. G. Kingston
The whole garrison was under arms, and the concourse of people was immense.
"True Blue" by W.H.G. Kingston
The concourse collected at these times has been ascertained to number more than one million of souls.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
Half-way between the two Rufa'as we halted at a well, the great point of concourse for the inhabitants of both villages.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
The king was seated under a portico, attended by a numerous concourse of priests and soldiers.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
On the morning after their arrival in the city there was assembled in the principal square a considerable concourse of Soudan warriors.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
While he was yet pondering these things, Big Chief advanced towards him, and, taking him by the hand, led him into the centre of the concourse.
"Jarwin and Cuffy" by R.M. Ballantyne
Here there was a large concourse of boatmen and others awaiting them.
"The Lifeboat" by R.M. Ballantyne
Such comments, however, were not numerous, for the concourse soon became too deeply absorbed to indulge in speech.
"The Hot Swamp" by R.M. Ballantyne
The executioner grasped the head by its white locks and held it up, streaming with gore, to the gaze of the howling concourse.
"Which?" by Ernest Daudet
In Saratoga, a large concourse of people, among whom were many of the visitors at the Springs, gathered for a war meeting.
"Three Years in the Sixth Corps" by George T. Stevens
It was a bright day, and a large concourse was assembled to witness our departure.
"The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner" by John Wilkinson
The day of execution came, and the Piazza Signoria was filled with a vast concourse of people.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
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In poetry:

But, amidst the busy concourse,
Hark! there is a sudden cry,—
"Fire! fire! fire!—the boat's on fire!
Oh, have mercy! must we die?"
"Lines On Hearing Of The Burning Of The Steamer "Lexington."" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
At midnight an angel was crossing the sky,
And quietly he sang;
The moon and the stars and the concourse of clouds
Paid heed to his heavenly song.
"The Angel" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Then trumpets shrill, and organ peals,
Throughout the mighty marble pile,
Whileas a myriad concourse kneels
In dense-packed nave and crowded aisle.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Such voices over the wet sand and fields
as carry far inland, restless as a wheel
one long uneasy seaborne howl, the concourse
of voices worn by space to a wordless cry
"Pick Upon Pick . . ." by Alexander Comfort
Now deep in woods, with song no sermon's drone,
He showed what charm the human concourse works:
Amid the press of men, what virtue lurks
Where bubble sacred wells of wildness lone.
"Forest History" by George Meredith
Is this some grand affair of state,
A coronation, or display,
By some vainglorious potentate,--
Or can this concourse mark the day
Of some victorious hero's march
Homeward, through triumphal arch?
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

The new passenger concourse opened today at the Long Beach Airport.
The concourse welcomes passengers with outdoor fire pits, plenty of seating, an iPad bar and concessions made up of local merchants.
In this Monday, Feb 22, 2010, file photo, Frontier Airlines jetliners sit stacked up at gates along the A concourse at Denver International Airport.
News conferences include one by Chinese automaker Guangzhou Automobile Group, which will display its vehicles in the Cobo concourse.
In this Feb 22, 2010, file photo, Frontier Airlines aircraft are seen at the A concourse at Denver International Airport.
Paul Wiedefeld, BWI's executive director, talks about the expansion of the B and C concourses at the airport as they seek to accommodate the merging of Southwest and AirTran.
Oakland police Officer Kevin McDonald says the man fell from the third deck on to the concrete of the lower concourse at about 5:30 pm, shortly after kickoff.
Hundreds of people stream through the concourse and into the football-field-size waiting room of the restored Union Depot in downtown St Paul on Saturday, Dec 8, 2012.
A DIA spokesperson says there were no reports of injuries, and passengers on flight 1905 were bused from the taxiway to the concourse.
I was the disoriented guy on a gurney being wheeled through the concourse, wondering what the heck was going on.
MIAMI (AP) — A concourse at Miami International Airport was partially evacuated after a man allegedly joked that he had dynamite in his luggage.
Long Beach Airport opens modern concourse.
Foot-nibbling fish are swimming hungrily in a green spa tank in the middle of the concourse at Edinburgh airport.
Volunteer Edward Pratt Jr.organizes gifts for the Elf Program in an empty storefront on the concourse of 85 Main St in North Adams on Tuesday.
24-27 September 2012 Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse Orlando, Florida USA.
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In science:

Change of degree of keeping law, which relates to many complex social factors, for example, the numbers of concourse and of bureaucracy, that is more, change of law is more.
Synergetic Application, Equations on Rule of Law and Two-Party Mechanism
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