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concourse

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noun con·course \ˈkän-ˌkȯrs, ˈkäŋ-\

Simple Definition of concourse

  • : a large open space or hall in a public building

Full Definition of concourse

  1. 1 :  an act or process of coming together and merging

  2. 2 :  a meeting produced by voluntary or spontaneous coming together

  3. 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


CONCOURSE Defined for Kids

concourse

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noun con·course \ˈkän-ˌkȯrs\

Definition of concourse

  1. 1 :  a flocking, moving, or flowing together (as of persons or streams) :  gathering

  2. 2 :  an open space or hall (as in a mall or airport)





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