Definitions

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

  • n. Harmony or agreement of interests or feelings; accord.
  • n. A treaty establishing peaceful relations.
  • n. Grammar Agreement between words in person, number, gender, or case.
  • n. Music A harmonious combination of simultaneously sounded tones.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A state of agreement; harmony; union.
  • n. Agreement by stipulation; compact; covenant; treaty or league
  • n. Agreement of words with one another, in gender, number, person, or case.
  • n. : An agreement between the parties to a fine of land in reference to the manner in which it should pass, being an acknowledgment that the land in question belonged to the complainant. See fine. - Burril?
  • n. An agreeable combination of tones simultaneously heard; a consonant chord; consonance; harmony.
  • n. A variety of American grape, with large dark blue (almost black) grapes in compact clusters.
  • v. To agree; to act together - Edward Hyde Clarendon

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A state of agreement; harmony; union.
  • n. Agreement by stipulation; compact; covenant; treaty or league.
  • n. Agreement of words with one another, in gender, number, person, or case.
  • n. An agreement between the parties to a fine of land in reference to the manner in which it should pass, being an acknowledgment that the land in question belonged to the complainant. See Fine.
  • n. An agreeable combination of tones simultaneously heard; a consonant chord; consonance; harmony.
  • n. A variety of American grape, with large dark blue (almost black) grapes in compact clusters.
  • intransitive v. To agree; to act together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Agreement between persons; union in opinions, sentiments, views, or interests; unanimity; harmony; accord; peace.
  • n. Agreement between things; mutual fitness; harmony.
  • n. In music: The simultaneous combination of tones that are in tune or in harmony with each other: opposed to discord.
  • n. Specifically, a simultaneous combination of two or more tones, which has a final and satisfactory effect when taken alone, without preparation or resolution.
  • n. A compact; an agreement by stipulation; a treaty.
  • n. In English law, an agreement between the parties in a fine, made by leave of the court, prior to the abolition of that mode of conveyance.
  • n. In grammar, agreement of words in construction, as adjectives with nouns in gender, number, and case, or verbs with nouns or pronouns in number and person.
  • To agree; coöperate.
  • To reconcile; bring into harmony.

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

  • v. go together
  • n. a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
  • n. capital of the state of New Hampshire; located in south central New Hampshire on the Merrimack river
  • v. arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance
  • v. be in accord; be in agreement
  • n. the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
  • n. the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
  • v. arrange by concord or agreement
  • n. town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought
  • n. agreement of opinions

Etymologies

Middle English concorde, from Old French, from Latin concordia, from concors, concord-, agreeing : com-, com- + cor, cord-, heart.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French concorde, Latin concordia, from concors ("of the same mind, agreeing"); con- + cor, cordis ("heart"). See heart, and compare accord (Wiktionary)
From French concorder, from Latin concordo (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Balance is achieved, a harmony of opposites in concord rather than discord (c.f. the robot's voice and clanking).

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  • The accounts of Jesuit missionaries, the fabulous tales of the Arabian Nights, and the idyllic images on commodities all worked in concord to instill in the national consciousness the idea that China was different, intriguing, and wonderful.

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  • I want to say that my own profound conviction is there is absolutely no hope-I would not say for the civilization of mankind-but absolutely no hope for the peace of the world, excepting in concord, unity, and friendship between the English-speaking nations (applause) and that, again, is not sentiment.

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  • "Live in concord," came to him; but it was not applicable.

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  • Put together the holy nature of God and the unholy nature of man, and what concord is there between them?

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  • “From your labors,” was he accustomed to say, (and to say with truth, if not with sincerity,) “from your labors we receive our subsistence; you derive your tranquillity from our vigilance: since, therefore, we are mutually necessary to each other, let us live together like brothers in concord and love.”

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The clamor of controversy sometimes provoked the emperor to exclaim, “Hear me! the Franks have heard me, and the Alemanni;” but he soon discovered that he was now engaged with more obstinate and implacable enemies; and though he exerted the powers of oratory to persuade them to live in concord, or at least in peace, he was perfectly satisfied, before he dismissed them from his presence, that he had nothing to dread from the union of the Christians.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • The laws of concord, that is, the agreement of certain words, must be obeyed.

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  • With their capitels or heads, wrought with a waued shell worke, and cyllerie or draperie, their corners bearing out and inanulated or turned in like a curled locke of hayre, or the vpper head of a base Viall aboue the pinnes, which straine the stringes of the instrument to a musicall concord; with their subiect

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  • The 'disorder'd string' is himself, who has been playing his part 'out of time' ( 'Disorder'd' simply means 'out of its place' -- _i. e._, as we now say, 'a bar wrong '), and this has resulted in breaking the' concord '-- _i. e._, the harmony of the various parts which compose the state.

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