concord

Definitions

  • THE RETREAT OF THE BRITISH FROM THE CONCORD
    THE RETREAT OF THE BRITISH FROM THE CONCORD
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v concord be in accord; be in agreement "We agreed on the terms of the settlement","I can't agree with you!","I hold with those who say life is sacred","Both philosophers concord on this point"
    • v concord arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance "The team concorded several thousand nouns, verbs, and adjectives"
    • v concord arrange by concord or agreement "Concord the conditions for the marriage of the Prince of Wales with a commoner"
    • v concord go together "The colors don't harmonize","Their ideas concorded"
    • n Concord the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
    • n concord agreement of opinions
    • n Concord town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought
    • n Concord capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
    • n concord the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
    • n concord a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Engagement at the North Bridge in Concord The Engagement at the North Bridge in Concord
MONUMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE SKIRMISH AT CONCORD BRIDGE MONUMENT TO COMMEMORATE THE SKIRMISH AT CONCORD BRIDGE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The only commercial aircraft that is able to break the sound barrier is the Concorde.
    • Concord A state of agreement; harmony; union. "Love quarrels oft in pleasing concord end."
    • n Concord A variety of American grape, with large dark blue (almost black) grapes in compact clusters.
    • Concord Agreement by stipulation; compact; covenant; treaty or league. "The concord made between Henry and Roderick."
    • Concord (Gram) Agreement of words with one another, in gender, number, person, or case.
    • Concord (Mus) An agreeable combination of tones simultaneously heard; a consonant chord; consonance; harmony.
    • Concord (Old Law) An agreement between the parties to a fine of land in reference to the manner in which it should pass, being an acknowledgment that the land in question belonged to the complainant. See Fine.
    • v. i Concord To agree; to act together.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cranberries are one of just 3 major fruits native to North America. Blueberries and Concord grapes are the other two.
    • n concord Agreement between persons; union in opinions, sentiments, views, or interests; unanimity; harmony; accord; peace.
    • n concord Agreement between things; mutual fitness; harmony.
    • n concord In music: The simultaneous combination of tones that are in tune or in harmony with each other: opposed to discord.
    • n concord Specifically, a simultaneous combination of two or more tones, which has a final and satisfactory effect when taken alone, without preparation or resolution. Concords of two tones (also called consonances) are either perfect or imperfect; perfect concords include primes, fourths, fifths, and octaves, and imperfect include major and minor thirds and major and minor sixths. Concords of more than two tones contain only the above intervals between every pair of their constituent tones; but the triad, consisting of the 2d, 4th, and 7th of the scale when the 2d is in the lowest voice, is ranked as a concord, notwithstanding the dissonance between the 4th and 7th. (See triad, and common chord, under chord, 4.) Concords of two tones are acoustically distinguished from discords by the simplicity of the ratios between the vibration-numbers of the tones: thus, the ratios of the above concords are and respectively. (See interval and consonance.)
    • n concord A compact; an agreement by stipulation; a treaty.
    • n concord In English law, an agreement between the parties in a fine, made by leave of the court, prior to the abolition of that mode of conveyance. It was an acknowledgment from the deforciants that the land in question was the right of the complainant.
    • n concord In grammar, agreement of words in construction, as adjectives with nouns in gender, number, and case, or verbs with nouns or pronouns in number and person.
    • concord To agree; coöperate.
    • concord To reconcile; bring into harmony.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave.
    • n Concord kon′kord or kong′- state of being of the same heart or mind: union: harmony: agreement: a combination of notes which is pleasant to the ear
    • v.i Concord to agree: to harmonise
    • n Concord kon′kord or kong′-, state of being of the same heart or mind: union: harmony: agreement: a combination of notes which is pleasant to the ear
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Quotations

  • Ben Jonson
    Ben%20Jonson
    “All concord's born of contraries.”
  • William Mckinley
    William Mckinley
    “Let us ever remember that our interest is in concord, not in conflict; and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace, not those of war.”
  • Motto
    Motto
    “Victory is increased by concord.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. concorde, L. concordia, fr. concors, of the same mind, agreeing; con-, + cor, cordis, heart. See Heart, and cf. Accord
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. concorde—L. concordiaconcors, of the same heart, from con, together, cor, cordis, the heart.

Usage

In literature:

Yesterday afternoon I made a voyage alone up the North Branch of Concord River.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
By mid-day the whole of the Champs Elysees as far as the barrier of the Place de la Concorde were in possession of the troops.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
They lived in peace and concord, and each one grew up in the ways which were traditional and customary.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
Emerson and Hawthorne were fellow townsmen for some years at Concord, and held each other in high regard.
"Four Americans" by Henry A. Beers
The Concordances are all bound in velvet or leather, and are nearly all stamped with designs in gold, on much the same plan.
"Little Gidding and its inmates in the Time of King Charles I. with an account of the Harmonies" by J. E. Acland
Gage's attempt at Concord was, Dartmouth said, fatal.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Hawthorne was married to Miss Sophia Peabody in 1842, and began housekeeping in the Old Manse in Concord.
"Daughters of the Puritans" by Seth Curtis Beach
It was two by the village clock, When he came to the bridge in Concord town.
"Graded Memory Selections" by Various
Several families often live together in the same house, in the greatest concord.
"A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1" by Otto von Kotzebue
I have been in Concord.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
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In poetry:

Ye locusts, winged tribes,
Gather in concord fine;
Well your descendants may
In numerous bright hosts shine!
"The Fruitfulness Of The Locust" by Confucius
The winding Concord gleamed below,
Pouring as wide a flood
As when my brothers long ago,
Came with me to the wood.
"Dirge" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Blissful I learn my lesson--
How through the world's wide sweep
Matter and spirit together
Their concord eternal keep.
"Autumn Days" by Franz Emanuel August Von Geibel
For Cedarcroft's sweet singer
To the nine-fold Muses dear;
For the Seer the winding Concord
Paused by his door to hear;
"A Welcome To Lowell" by John Greenleaf Whittier
That it cried, "How true a twain
Seemeth this concordant one!
Love has reason, reason none,
If what parts can so remain."
"The Phoenix And The Turtle" by William Shakespeare
With mute obeisance, grave and slow,
Repaid by nod polite,—­
For such the way with high and low
Till after Concord fight.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Rachael Ward of Concord, Mass.
Fishes early in the morning at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass.
Thoreau Among the Cranberries He traveled a good deal in Concord, munching all the way.
Concord, MA: Sophia Thoreau Leaves.
The symbiotic link between nature and literature is perhaps nowhere more apparent than in Concord, Massachusetts.
This Oct 19, 2011 photo shows tiramisu drops in Concord, N.H. After baking, these cookies are topped with a mascarpone cream and sprinkled with chocolate.
Northgate uses its defense to pull off win against Concord.
Especially the visiting Concord High football team -- this was shocking.
Chargers, in Concorde quarterfinals, can't quite overcome eight-goal deficit in 2nd half.
Chantilly High girls' lacrosse player Bridget Cleary looks to make a move with the ball during the Chargers' Concorde District quarterfinals playoff game at Robinson last Friday evening.
1 white cake mix 1 cup strawberry jam 1/2 cup concord grape jam 3 cups strawberries, sliced 2 cups blueberries 1 12 oz container of whipped topping, thawed.
GBlood drive, 1:30-8 pm, Cabarrus County Boys & Girls Club, 247 Spring St NW, Concord.
Jiwon Han controls the ball in UCA 's game against Concord.
NEWPORT–Jade Piette scored four minutes into overtime to give the UCA girls (2-7-2) their second victory of the season, a 3-2 win over Concord (2-7-1).
Ken Williams/Concord Monitor, via Associated Press.
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In science:

The Potts model differs from the Ising model in that more than two colors are used, but the energy depends (in a natural way) only on whether edges are colored concordantly or discordantly, and the running time Theorem 3 remains valid verbatim.
The Randomness Recycler: A new technique for perfect sampling
For comparison, the Λ-CDM concordance model is also plotted.
CMB Constraints on a Baryonic Dark Matter-Dominated Universe
Strong gravitational lensing has traditionally been one of the few phenomena said to oppose a large cosmological constant; many analyses of lens statistics have given upper limits on ΩΛ that are marginally inconsistent with the concordance cosmology.
Rethinking Lensing and Lambda
Popular opinion seems to have settled on a “concordance” cosmology dominated by dark energy.
Rethinking Lensing and Lambda
One phenomenon that has traditionally stood out from the concordance model is strong gravitational lensing.
Rethinking Lensing and Lambda
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