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[kon-kawrs, -kohrs, kong-] /ˈkɒn kɔrs, -koʊrs, ˈkɒŋ-/
an assemblage; gathering:
a concourse of people.
a driveway or promenade, especially in a park.
a boulevard or other broad thoroughfare.
a large open space for accommodating crowds, as in a railroad station.
an area or grounds for racing, athletic sports, etc.
an act or instance of running or coming together; confluence:
a concourse of events.
Origin of concourse
1350-1400; Middle English concours < Middle French; replacing Middle English concurs < Latin concursus assembly, verbal noun corresponding to concurrere to assemble, collide. See concur, course Unabridged
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  • Half-way between the two Rufa'as we halted at a well, the great point of concourse for the inhabitants of both villages.

    Southern Arabia Theodore Bent
  • They were attended to the wharf by a concourse of people, who wished them a good voyage.

    Tea Leaves Various
  • Never had the new-comer seen a concourse so wrought upon by fanaticism; never had he seen a concourse so peculiarly constituted.

  • Thieves and disreputable characters of all sorts flocked to this concourse.

  • The existence of an object of an idea may be considered as the concourse of this object with me.

  • I paused and smiled easily at the concourse below and around me.

    The Blue Germ Martin Swayne
  • The concourse in the vicinity of the pier was variously estimated at from eighty to one hundred thousand.

    Three Years in Europe William Wells Brown
  • A concourse is an assemblage of people who have come (or run) together.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
British Dictionary definitions for concourse


/ˈkɒnkɔːs; ˈkɒŋ-/
a crowd; throng
a coming together; confluence: a concourse of events
a large open space for the gathering of people in a public place
(mainly US) a ground for sports, racing, athletics, etc
Word Origin
C14: from Old French concours, ultimately from Latin concurrere to run together, from currere to run
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for concourse

late 14c., from Middle French concours, from Latin concursus "a running together," from past participle of concurrere (see concur). Originally "the flowing of a crowd of people;" sense of "open space in a built-up place" is American English, 1862.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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