concourse


con·course

noun \ˈkän-ˌkrs, ˈkäŋ-\

: a large open space or hall in a public building

Full Definition of CONCOURSE

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

Examples of CONCOURSE

  1. the concourse of the bus terminal
  2. <airline passengers had to pass through the security checkpoints before being allowed in the concourse>

Origin of CONCOURSE

Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French concours, from Latin concursus, from concurrere to run together — more at concur
First Known Use: 14th century

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