preposition Date: 15th century relating to ; regarding

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Concerning — Con*cern ing, prep. Pertaining to; regarding; having relation to; respecting; as regards. [1913 Webster] I have accepted thee concerning this thing. Gen. xix. 21. [1913 Webster] The Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel. Num. x. 29. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Concerning — Con*cern ing, a. Important. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] So great and so concerning truth. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Concerning — Con*cern ing, n. 1. That in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest. Our everlasting concernments. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] To mix with thy concernments I desist. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Importance; moment; consequence.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concerning — index correlative, germane, pertinent, relative (relevant), relevant, wherein Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • concerning — regarding, respecting, *about …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concerning — [prep] having to do with about, anent, apropos of, as regards, germane to, in regard to, in the matter of, pertaining to, re, regarding, relating to, relevant to, respecting, touching, with reference to, with regard to; concept 563 …   New thesaurus

  • concerning — ► PREPOSITION ▪ about …   English terms dictionary

  • concerning — [kənsʉrn′iŋ] prep. relating to or having to do with; in regard to; about …   English World dictionary

  • concerning — [[t]kənsɜ͟ː(r)nɪŋ[/t]] PREP: oft n PREP n You use concerning to indicate what a question or piece of information is about. [FORMAL] For more information concerning the club contact I. Coldwell. ...various questions concerning pollution and the… …   English dictionary

  • concerning — con|cern|ing W3 [kənˈsə:nıŋ US ə:r ] prep about or relating to ▪ calls from young children concerning lost pets ▪ the facts concerning Marr s car crash …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • concerning */*/ — UK [kənˈsɜː(r)nɪŋ] / US [kənˈsɜrnɪŋ] preposition formal Usage note: Concerning is not used after a verb. It usually follows a noun such as information , question , discussion , or advice . about a particular subject a newspaper article concerning …   English dictionary

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