Definition of concourse in English:


Syllabification: con·course
Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌkôrs, ˈkäNG-


  • 1A large open area inside or in front of a public building, as in an airport or train station: the domestic arrivals concourse
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    • 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.
  • 2 formal A crowd or assembly of people: a vast concourse of learned men
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    • 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.
  • 2.1The action of coming together or meeting: the attracted concourse of the beauty and wealth of modern civilization
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    • 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.
  • 2.2 another term for concours.
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    • 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.

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