concert

noun
con·​cert | \ˈkän(t)-sərt, ˈkän-ˌsərt\

Definition of concert 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : agreement in design or plan : union formed by mutual communication of opinion and views

2 obsolete : musical harmony : concord

3 : a public performance (as of music or dancing)

in concert

: together acting in concert with others

concert

verb
con·​cert | \kən-ˈsərt \
concerted; concerting; concerts

Definition of concert (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to make a plan for concert measures for aiding the poor

2 : to settle or adjust by conferring and reaching an agreement concerted their differences

intransitive verb

: to act in harmony or conjunction

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Other Words from concert

Noun

concert adjective

Synonyms for concert

Synonyms: Noun

musicale

Synonyms: Verb

arrange, bargain, conclude, negotiate

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Examples of concert in a Sentence

Noun

The orchestra will be giving a free concert. during the summer various groups give concerts on the town green

Verb

warned that the rain forests are in danger of extinction unless the world's industrial powers concert a plan to prevent such an occurrence the governor is eager to concert with the federal authorities on this matter
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Forget the baggy, loose mechanic’s boiler suit: in New York City last night for her beau Travis Scott’s concert, Kylie Jenner put a whole new va-va-voom spin on the look. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Puts a Bombshell Spin on the Jumpsuit," 30 Nov. 2018 Photo by Skip Bolen/Getty Images New Orleans may have a reputation for Mardi Gras and late-night jazz concerts, but the Big Easy is also an ideal destination for families with kids. Megan Barber, Curbed, "The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities," 20 Nov. 2018 Head to the free show in the Plaza de Terreiro do Paço, downtown next to the Tagus River; there are concerts starting at 10 p.m. and fireworks at midnight. Corina Quinn, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Lisbon in November 2018," 19 Nov. 2018 Users had photos from a Depeche Mode concert and holiday events stolen as part of the hack. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts were for sale," 2 Nov. 2018 Last night, Prince Charles celebrated his 70th birthday early with a grand concert gala at The Royal Opera House in London. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Why Kate Middleton, Prince William, Meghan Markle, and Prince Harry Missed Prince Charles' Birthday Gala," 26 Oct. 2018 Then there are some extras, like the shooting range in the backyard and the massive flood lights on the roof that could light an entire concert arena. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "The Custom Basement In 'Halloween' Is The Best Part Of This Sequel," 23 Oct. 2018 Jason proposed during a Stoney LaRue concert and Rachel happily accepted. Rose Minutaglio, Good Housekeeping, "My Husband Tried to Murder Me in Our Yard. Then He Killed Himself.," 15 Oct. 2018 The singer's Alantic City concert has since been canceled, according to Variety. Fox News, "Demi Lovato 'awake' and 'stable' after apparent overdose in Hollywood mansion," 2 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The UnXpected will be covering classic hits at the Brews & Bites concert series July 17. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 Things-to-do this week in the southwest suburbs," 9 July 2018 Like the Elton John concerts President Trump mentioned midway through his 70-minute speech, his Thursday rally in Great Falls, Mont. was a real greatest-hits affair aimed at his true fans. Karla Peterson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "President Trump's #MeToo actions are worse than his words," 6 July 2018 The Brews & Bites concert series runs from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Konkel Park, 5151 W. Layton Ave., Greenfield. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "21 Things-to-do in the southwest suburbs in July," 29 June 2018 The event includes a 5K run and concert afterward, featuring Vinyl Theater at the Corners of Brookfield. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "No charitable cause is too small for these two Pewaukee moms: 'We don't take our blessings for granted'," 8 June 2018 Members of the San Diego City Guard Band, which performed at the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, will play selections ranging from Sousa marches to concert pieces at 11 a.m. on the Botanical Building lawn. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Balboa Park celebrates Founder's Day at Fiesta Botanica," 24 May 2018 And then there are the perfectly fine but unfairly neglected orchestral pieces that have suffered so many bad raps that concert producers shy away from them. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Semyon Bychkov electrifies Orchestra Hall with blazing CSO account of Tchaikovsky's 'Manfred'," 4 May 2018 The South planned everything the two leaders would do, right down to the last detail, from the initial handshake over the line that divides their countries to the goodbye light show and concert Moon hosted as Kim’s final send-off. Washington Post, "Takeaways from Koreas summit: Kim’s smiles, Moon’s reception," 28 Apr. 2018 April 26 Concert for a Cause: Reception at 6 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy, 516 S. 9th St., Boise. Michelle Jenkins, idahostatesman, "April showers us with fresh produce, jazz and laughs | Idaho Statesman," 31 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of concert

Noun

1571, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1652, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

History and Etymology for concert

Noun

French, from Italian concerto, from concertare

Verb

Middle French concerter, from Old Italian concertare, perhaps from com- + certo certain, decided, from Latin certus — more at certain

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concert

noun

English Language Learners Definition of concert

: a public performance of music

concert

noun
con·​cert | \ˈkän-sərt, -ˌsərt\

Kids Definition of concert

: a musical performance by several voices or instruments or by both

in concert

: together sense 5 The staff members are working in concert to finish the job.

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