concord

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noun con·cord \ˈkän-ˌkȯrd, ˈkäŋ-\

Definition of concord

  1. 1 a :  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. 2 :  agreement by stipulation, compact, or covenant

  3. 3 :  grammatical agreement

Examples of concord in a sentence

  1. <living in concord with people of different races and religions>

Did You Know?

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.

Origin and Etymology of concord

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


First Known Use: 14th century


Concord

geographical name Con·cord

Definition of Concord

  1. 1 play \ˈkän-ˌkȯrd, ˈkäŋ-\ city W California NE of Oakland pop 122,067

  2. 2 \ˈkäŋ-kərd\ town E Massachusetts NW of Boston pop 17,668

  3. 3 \ˈkäŋ-kərd\ city ∗ of New Hampshire on the Merrimack pop 42,695

  4. 4 \ˈkän-ˌkȯrd, ˈkäŋ-\ city S cen North Carolina pop 79,066

Did You Know?

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.


CONCORD Defined for English Language Learners

concord

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noun con·cord \ˈkän-ˌkȯrd, ˈkäŋ-\

Definition of concord for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Concord

geographical name Con·cord

Definition of Concord for English Language Learners

  • : U.S. city, California


CONCORD Defined for Kids

concord

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noun con·cord \ˈkän-ˌkȯrd\

Definition of concord for Students

  1. :  a state of agreement <They lived in peace and concord>


Concord

geographical name Con·cord \ˈkäŋ-kərd\

Definition of Concord for Students

  1. city, capital of New Hampshire



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