noun (1)
con·​cord | \ ˈkän-ˌkȯrd How to pronounce concord (audio) , ˈkäŋ- \

Definition of concord

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a state of agreement : harmony
b : a simultaneous occurrence of two or more musical tones that produces an impression of agreeableness or resolution on a listener — compare discord
2 : agreement by stipulation, compact, or covenant
3 : grammatical agreement


noun (2)
variants: or Concord grape
plural Concords or Concord grapes

Definition of Concord (Entry 2 of 3)

: a bluish-black grape that is a cultivar of the fox grape developed in the northeastern U.S. and used often to make juice and jellies Most of the Concords used for juice come from Washington state, where grape growing areas are primarily hot and dry.— Rae Burchfiel


geographical name

Definition of Concord (Entry 3 of 3)

1 \ ˈkän-​ˌkȯrd How to pronounce Concord (audio) , ˈkäŋ-​ \ city in western California northeast of Oakland population 122,067
2 \ ˈkäŋ-​kərd How to pronounce Concord (audio) \ town in eastern Massachusetts northwest of Boston population 17,668
3 \ ˈkäŋ-​kərd How to pronounce Concord (audio) \ city and capital of New Hampshire on the Merrimack River population 42,695
4 \ ˈkän-​ˌkȯrd How to pronounce Concord (audio) , ˈkäŋ-​ \ city northeast of Charlotte in south central North Carolina population 79,066

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Synonyms: Noun (1)

Antonyms: Noun (1)

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Everyone Agrees on the Meaning of Concord

The roots of concord suggest the meaning "hearts together". At the very outset of the American Revolution, the town of Concord, Massachusetts, was the site of a famous battle—obviously not exactly in keeping with its name. It shares that name with the capital of New Hampshire and a few other towns and cities, and Concordia, the original Latin word for "concord", is the name of several Lutheran universities. Today concord is a rather formal term, probably most often used to mean a specific agreement; thus, two countries may sign a concord on matters that have led to trouble in the past.

Examples of concord in a Sentence

Noun (1) living in concord with people of different races and religions

First Known Use of concord

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun (2)

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concord

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French concorde, from Latin concordia, from concord-, concors agreeing, from com- + cord-, cor heart — more at heart

Noun (2)

after concord, Massachusetts, near where the cultivar was first grown

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The first known use of concord was in the 14th century

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“Concord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of concord

formal : a state in which people or things agree with each other and exist together in a peaceful way
grammar : a state in which the different parts of a sentence or phrase agree with each other


con·​cord | \ ˈkän-ˌkȯrd How to pronounce concord (audio) \

Kids Definition of concord

: a state of agreement They lived in peace and concord

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