• Concerned wife
    Concerned wife
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj concerned feeling or showing worry or solicitude "concerned parents of youthful offenders","was concerned about the future","we feel concerned about accomplishing the task at hand","greatly concerned not to disappoint a small child"
    • adj concerned involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in "a memorandum to those concerned","an enterprise in which three men are concerned","factors concerned in the rise and fall of epidemics","the interested parties met to discuss the business"
    • adj concerned culpably involved "all those concerned in the bribery case have been identified","named three officials implicated in the plot","an innocent person implicated by circumstances in a crime"
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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
    • a Concerned Disturbed; troubled; solicitous; as, to be much concerned for the safety of a friend.
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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.
    • concerned Having or manifesting disquietude; uneasy; troubled; anxious: as, she watched his movements with a concerned look or feeling; he was concerned about his prospects.
    • concerned A euphemism for damned.
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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).
    • adj Concerned having connection with: interested: anxious
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  • Albert Camus
    “To be happy we must not be too concerned with others.”
  • Pierre De Beaumarchais
    Pierre De Beaumarchais
    “Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.”
  • John Macnaughton
    John Macnaughton
    “Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.”
  • Peter Reading
    Peter Reading
    “Anyone who lives in this time is concerned with grottiness.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “The smallest pain in our little finger gives us more concern than the destruction of millions of our fellow beings.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.”


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


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Concern (v. t.), 2
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. concernĕre, con, together, cernĕre, to see.


In literature:

It is something living and vital, which concerns you directly.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
The nobles affected great concern for honour and praise; in reality they thought of nothing but gain.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
It is the race for which she is concerned.
"Woman and Womanhood" by C. W. Saleeby
Two Spaniards, to whom I spoke, told me of a great stir being made in the town concerning the death of Gomez.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
What mainly concerned Somervell were the political implications.
"Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965" by Morris J. MacGregor Jr.
Next to Babylon, he was much concerned with making improvements in Sippar.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
That seemed to have little concern with Bob Broadley and to be engrossed in the struggle between Harry and Duplay.
"Tristram of Blent" by Anthony Hope
Franklin was bound to secrecy concerning them, at whatever cost to himself.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
In more recent times, we might collect many curious anecdotes concerning manuscripts.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Later, he took his turn for extracting information concerning his uninvited guest.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray

In poetry:

All sorts of things I want to learn,
That are not of the least concern
To any one. For, Oh! and Oh!
I want to know! I WANT TO KNOW!
"Reasonable Interest" by Ellis Parker Butler
Undoggedly I interest myself
in his uninteresting concerns,
grow backward to him,
more than hoping to find
a forward interest for myself.
"Occupation: Father" by Ben Jonson
In the creakings and noises,
an old conversation
—not concerning us,
but recognizable, somewhere,
back in the bus:
Grandparents' voices
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
Faith comes by hearing God's record
Concerning Jesus Christ the Lord;
And is the method Heav'n has blest
For bringing to the gospel-rest.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
And so I write in the middle
Of things not next one's feet,
Free from my own muddle,
Concerned for what is not.
Feel? Let the reader feel!
"This" by Fernando Pessoa
That day she put our heads together,
Fate had her imagination about her,
Your head so much concerned with outer,
Mine with inner, weather.
"Tree At My Window" by Robert Frost

In news:

Indian leaders appealed for calm on Friday as natives of northeastern India now living in the south left en masse for a third day over safety concerns.
LONDON (AP) – The governor of the Bank of England said Tuesday that US authorities did not show him any evidence of manipulation of a key market rate when they raised concerns in 2008.
Adriano's injury deepens Barca 's defensive concerns.
Skunks are top carrier in Colorado In parts of Colorado rabid skunks are on the rise, raising concerns about pet and livestock health.
They are concerned about the government's lack of action on the mine's future.
The Houston Texans have no concerns.
For those brides who are concerned about walking down the Basilica 's aisle on their special day surrounded by all the unflattering scaffolding, parish leaders said they have it covered.
Community Expresses 'Grave Concerns' Over a Sale.
Al-Walid was also concerned to showcase his muruwwa, or manliness.
A war in Afghanistan, an international dragnet against al Qaeda cells, and growing concerns about homeland security, from mail to nukes to bridges.
The Allies today returned the body of Rudolf Hess to Bavaria for burial, and concern grew that his grave could become a shrine for neo-Nazis.
Obama Says Hugo Chavez Doesn't Present Serious National Security Concern.
Klose, a philanthropist who raised millions of dollars for causes concerning gay rights and AIDS, died on Thursday at his home in Washington.
There's a truism as old as time (or at least as old as the business of Other Peoples Money) and it concerns the benevolent effect produced by up-markets: Financial advisors love them more than anyone else.
This is a column I did several years ago concerning one of those truth-is-stranger-than fiction confluences between art and real life.

In science:

On the other hand, we have not been able to reproduce results [Evangelou92, Evangelou92a] concerning the singularity of the spectral distribution as λ goes to 0.
Random incidence matrices: moments of the spectral density
There are today many open questions concerning these factors, particularly if they are different from the free group factors.
Gaussian Random Matrix Models for q-deformed Gaussian Random Variables
In this paper, we are concerned with two questions.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
The most frequent difference at the vowel level between Dutch and Flemish concerns the use of a lax with tense, but also with lax vowels in Fonilex.
Meta-Learning for Phonemic Annotation of Corpora
We refer to [TU 2] for much more general results concerning Fourier polynomials of arbitrary degree.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve