concordance

play
noun con·cor·dance \kən-ˈkȯr-dən(t)s, kän-\

Definition of concordance

  1. 1 :  an alphabetical index of the principal words in a book or the works of an author with their immediate contexts

  2. 2 :  concord, agreement

Examples of concordance in a sentence

  1. There is little concordance between the two studies.

  2. a concordance of Shakespeare's plays

Origin and Etymology of concordance

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin concordantia, from Latin concordant-, concordans, present participle of concordare to agree, from concord-, concors


First Known Use: 14th century



CONCORDANCE Defined for English Language Learners

concordance

play
noun con·cor·dance \kən-ˈkȯr-dən(t)s, kän-\

Definition of concordance for English Language Learners

  • : a state in which things agree and do not conflict with each other

  • : an alphabetical list of all of the words in a book or in a set of works written by an author



Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a harsh rebuke

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog--hot-dog-cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ