Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Music A performance given by one or more singers or instrumentalists or both.
  • noun Agreement in purpose, feeling, or action.
  • noun Unity achieved by mutual communication of views, ideas, and opinions.
  • noun Concerted action.
  • intransitive verb To plan or arrange by mutual agreement.
  • intransitive verb To adjust; settle.
  • intransitive verb To act together in harmony.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To contrive and arrange mutually; construct or adjust, as a plan or system to be pursued, by conference or agreement.
  • To plan; devise.
  • In music, to arrange (a piece of music) for several voices or instruments.
  • [From the noun concert.] To sing in concert.
  • To act in concert: with with.
  • noun Agreement of two or more in a design or plan; combination formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme or enterprise; harmony.
  • noun In music: A set of instruments of the same kind, but of different sizes: as, a concert of viols. Also consort.
  • noun A public performance of music in which several singers or instrumentalists, or both, participate; especially, one in which the program consists of detached numbers: also applied to the performance of an oratorio, but not of an opera.
  • noun The harmonious combination of two or more voices or instruments.
  • noun A concerto.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.
  • transitive verb To plan; to devise; to arrange.
  • intransitive verb To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
  • noun Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
  • noun Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
  • noun A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.
  • noun See under Pitch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.
  • verb To plan; to devise; to arrange.
  • verb To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
  • noun uncountable Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
  • noun uncountable Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
  • noun countable A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
  • noun a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
  • verb settle by agreement

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Italian concerto, from Old Italian, agreement, harmony, from concertare, to bring into agreement, possibly from Vulgar Latin *concertāre, to settle by argument, from Latin, to debate : con-, com- + certāre, to contend, frequentative of cernere, to separate, decide by fighting; see krei- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French concert, from Italian concerto.

Examples

  • During, in fact, since the concert is at 7: 30, and the Cedar tends to start things on time all considerate-like.

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  • Mr. GLASS: Oh, yes, he had everything, including what we call concert music or classical music.

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  • However, unless a concert is advertised as a political event where the entertainer will be sharing his or her political views with the people attending the event, I would prefer the entertainer, left or right, stick to what I came to the event for, singing the songs I want to hear, telling the jokes I want to hear, etc.

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  • Any excuse to hit a casino AND a concert is a good one for me ...

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  • This is a day set apart by the various denominations to hold what they call a concert of prayer; namely, for all who will join of every denomination to unite in prayer for the outpouring of the Spirit of the Lord upon the world.

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  • They further suggest that these inclinations work in concert with one another; namely, that a partially selfish act (like building a home because you're jealous of someone else's), for instance, has the potential to result in something good (for instance said home providing safety and shelter not only for one's family, but for friends in need, as well as a place to open the doors to welcome strangers and guests alike).

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  • They further suggest that these inclinations work in concert with one another; namely, that a partially selfish act (like building a home because you're jealous of someone else's), for instance, has the potential to result in something good (for instance said home providing safety and shelter not only for one's family, but for friends in need, as well as a place to open the doors to welcome strangers and guests alike).

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  • They further suggest that these inclinations work in concert with one another; namely, that a partially selfish act (like building a home because you're jealous of someone else's), for instance, has the potential to result in something good (for instance said home providing safety and shelter not only for one's family, but for friends in need, as well as a place to open the doors to welcome strangers and guests alike).

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  • All of the suspension components are designed to work in concert with those numbers, including how the tires fit in the wheel wells.

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  • They further suggest that these inclinations work in concert with one another; namely, that a partially selfish act (like building a home because you're jealous of someone else's), for instance, has the potential to result in something good (for instance said home providing safety and shelter not only for one's family, but for friends in need, as well as a place to open the doors to welcome strangers and guests alike).

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