concord

noun con·cord \ ˈkän-ˌkȯrd , ˈkäŋ- \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of concord

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 : agreement by stipulation, compact, or covenant
3 : grammatical agreement

Examples of concord in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of concord from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'concord.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

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.

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


Concord

noun
variants: or Concord grape

Definition of Concord

plural Concords or Concord grapes
: 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

Origin and Etymology of concord

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


Concord

geographical name Con·cord

Definition of Concord

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

CONCORD Defined for English Language Learners

concord

noun

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 Defined for Kids

concord

noun con·cord \ ˈkän-ˌkȯrd \

Definition of concord for Students

: a state of agreement
  • They lived in peace and concord


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up concord? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

allowing a liquid or gas to pass through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!