noun Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French concours, from Latin concursus, from concurrere to run together — more at concur Date: 14th century 1. an act or process of coming together and merging 2. a meeting produced by voluntary or spontaneous coming together 3. a. an open space where roads or paths meet b. an open space or hall (as in a railroad terminal) where crowds gather

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  • Concourse — Con course, n. [F. concours, L. concursus, fr. concurrere to run together. See {Concur}.] 1. A moving, flowing, or running together; confluence. [1913 Webster] The good frame of the universe was not the product of chance or fortuitous concourse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concourse — [n1] passageway avenue, boulevard, entrance, foyer, hall, highway, lobby, lounge, meeting place, path, rallying point*, road, street; concepts 440,501 concourse [n2] crowd, group assemblage, assembly, collection, concursion, confluence,… …   New thesaurus

  • concourse — index assemblage, assembly, caucus, causeway, coaction, intersection, rendezvous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • concourse — late 14c., from M.Fr. concours, from L. concursus a running together, from pp. of concurrere (see CONCUR (Cf. concur)). Originally the flowing of a crowd of people; sense of open space in a built up place is Amer.Eng. 1862 …   Etymology dictionary

  • concourse — Junction, confluence …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concourse — ► NOUN 1) a large open area inside or in front of a public building. 2) formal a crowd of people. ORIGIN Latin concursus, from concurrere assemble in crowds …   English terms dictionary

  • concourse — [kän′kôrs΄] n. [ME & OFr concours < L concursus, a running together < concurrere: see CONCUR] 1. a coming or flowing together 2. a crowd; throng; gathering ☆ 3. a large open area or hall where crowds gather, as in a park or railroad station …   English World dictionary

  • Concourse — For the skyscraper in Singapore, see The Concourse. For concours, see Concours (disambiguation). A concourse is a place where pathways or roads meet, such as in a hotel, a convention center, a railway station, an airport terminal, a hall, or… …   Wikipedia

  • concourse — con|course [ˈkɔŋko:s US ˈka:ŋko:rs] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: concourse coming together of people, crowd (14 21 centuries), from French concours, from Latin concursus, from concurrere; CONCUR] 1.) a large hall or open place in a building such… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • concourse — [[t]kɒ̱ŋkɔː(r)s[/t]] concourses 1) N COUNT A concourse is a wide hall in a public building, for example a hotel, airport, or station. 2) N COUNT: oft N of n A concourse is a large group of people gathered together. [FORMAL] The great concourse of …   English dictionary

  • concourse — /kon kawrs, kohrs, kong /, n. 1. an assemblage; gathering: a concourse of people. 2. a driveway or promenade, esp. in a park. 3. a boulevard or other broad thoroughfare. 4. a large open space for accommodating crowds, as in a railroad station. 5 …   Universalium

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