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

  • noun A large open space for the gathering or passage of crowds, as in an airport.
  • noun A broad thoroughfare.
  • noun A great crowd; a throng.
  • noun The act of coming, moving, or flowing together.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A moving, running, or flowing together; a commingling; concurrence; confluence; coincidence.
  • noun A meeting or coming together of people; an assembly; a throng; a crowd.
  • noun An assemblage of things; an agglomeration; a gathering; a cluster.
  • noun The place or point of meeting; a point of contact or junction of two or more bodies.
  • noun Hence A place for the gathering or resort of carriages with their occupants, as at a good point of view or of accommodation in a park or other public place.
  • noun Concurrence; aid; coöperation.
  • noun In Scots law, concurrence by a person having legal qualification to grant it. Thus, to every libel in the Court of Justiciary the lord advocate's concourse or concurrence is necessary.

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

  • noun A moving, flowing, or running together; confluence.
  • noun An assembly; a gathering formed by a voluntary or spontaneous moving and meeting in one place.
  • noun obsolete The place or point of meeting or junction of two bodies.
  • noun An open space where several roads or paths meet; esp. an open space in a park where several roads meet.
  • noun obsolete Concurrence; coöperation.

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

  • noun A large open space in a building where people can gather.
  • noun A large group of people; a crowd.
  • noun The running or flowing together of things; the meeting of things; confluence.

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

  • noun a wide hallway in a building where people can walk
  • noun a large gathering of people
  • noun a coming together of people


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

[Middle English concours, assembly, throng, from Old French, from Latin concursus, from past participle of concurrere, to assemble : com-, com- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]


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