concourse

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noun con·course \ˈkän-ˌkȯrs, ˈkäŋ-\

Definition of concourse

  1. 1 :  an act or process of coming together and merging

  2. 2 :  a meeting produced by voluntary or spontaneous coming together

  3. 3a :  an open space where roads or paths meetb :  an open space or hall (as in a railroad terminal) where crowds gather

Examples of concourse in a sentence

  1. the concourse of the bus terminal

  2. airline passengers had to pass through the security checkpoints before being allowed in the concourse

Origin and Etymology of concourse

Middle English, from Medieval French & Latin; Medieval French concours, from Latin concursus, from concurrere to run together — more at concur


First Known Use: 14th century


CONCOURSE Defined for English Language Learners

concourse

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noun con·course \ˈkän-ˌkȯrs, ˈkäŋ-\

Definition of concourse for English Language Learners

  • : a large open space or hall in a public building


CONCOURSE Defined for Kids

concourse

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noun con·course \ˈkän-ˌkȯrs\

Definition of concourse for Students

  1. 1 :  a flocking, moving, or flowing together (as of persons or streams) :  gathering

  2. 2 :  an open space or hall (as in a mall or airport)



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