Definition of concourse in English:
- The glassy expanse of the curtain wall opens the concourse areas to the sky and the drama of arriving and departing aircraft.
- Contained within the envelope is a series of floor plates set around a dramatic atrium that rises through the building from the main concourse on the lower ground floor.
- An HFM gas separation unit and surge tank would be installed in front of the main concourse.
- Burial took place in Butlerstown cemetery on Thursday last, in the presence of a huge concourse of mourners, following Requiem Mass.
- A large concourse of mourners were present at both removal and funeral mass.
- There was a large concourse of mourners at his removal on Saturday evening to St. Laurence's Church Ballinroad and again on Sunday morning at his Requiem Mass and interment in the adjoining ceremony.
- Guru Nanak's mission was not only to expound a new philosophy for meditation and spiritual concourse, but it was meant for organising a living and vibrant religion.
- For we are in danger to be called in question for this day's uproar, there being no cause whereby we may give an account of this concourse.
- So I thought it would be interesting to examine some of the mechanisms of Cinema through the unlikely concourse of these two giants.
- Spectators have been viewing the artistry of the automobile from the ‘gallery’ perspective since the tradition of automotive concourses began.
- Then there is the real star of the film: Mr and Mrs. Hughes' concourse quality Austin A - 40 Devon, whose engine note, sadly, is audible only every so often.
- The museum also has a painstaking renovation programme in its own workshops to bring new additions up to concourse condition.
late Middle English (sense 2): from Old French concours, from Latin concursus, from concurs- 'run together, met', from the verb concurrere (see concur). sense 1 (originally US) dates from the mid 19th century.
cursor from (Middle English):
Nowadays we call the movable indicator on our computer screen the cursor. In medieval English a cursor was a running messenger: it is a borrowing of the Latin word for ‘a runner’, and comes from currere ‘to run’. From the late 16th century cursor became the term for a sliding part of a slide rule or other instrument, marked with a line for pinpointing the position on a scale that you want, the forerunner of the computing sense. Currere is the source of very many English words including course (Middle English) something you run along; concourse (Late Middle English) originally a crowd who had ‘run together’; current (Middle English) originally meaning ‘running, flowing’; discursive (late 16th century) running away from the point; excursion (late 16th century) running out to see things; intercourse (Late Middle English) originally an exchange running between people; and precursor (Late Middle English) one who goes before; as well as supplying the cur part of concur (Late Middle English); incur (Late Middle English); occur (Late Middle English) (from ob- ‘against’); and recur (Middle English).
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