verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of concert
Related Words for concertingtailor, organize, determine, prepare, schedule, provide, promote, manage, negotiate, construct, resolve, design, decide, draft, establish, use, regulate, run, dominate, oversee
Examples from the Web for concerting
Historical Examples of concerting
We were concerting plans when you came; but you must have food.The Witch of Salem
John R. Musick
I'll lay my life, if there was any concerting in it, 'twas between Robin and the maid Barbara.The Buccaneer
Mrs. S. C. Hall
Of his adventures there in concerting a rising we know nothing.Pickle the Spy
He was most active and eager, working day and night in concerting plans with his generals for his great purpose.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
It cannot be said that a true significance is achieved in proportion to the number of concerting themes.
noun (ˈkɒnsɜːt, -sət)
- a performance of music by players or singers that does not involve theatrical stagingCompare recital (def. 1)
- (as modifier)a concert version of an opera
- acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
- (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live
Word Origin for concert
1660s, "agreement, accord, harmony," from French concert (16c.), from Italian concerto "concert, harmony," from concertare "bring into agreement," in Latin "to contend, contest, dispute," from com- "with" (see com-) + certare "to contend, strive," frequentative of certus, variant past participle of cernere "separate, decide" (see crisis).
Before the word entered English, meaning shifted from "to strive against" to "to strive alongside." Sense of "public musical performance" is 1680s. But Klein considers this too much of a stretch and suggests Latin concentare "to sing together" (from con- + cantare "to sing") as the source of the Italian word in the musical sense.