[ kon-kawrd, kong- ]
/ ˈkɒn kɔrd, ˈkɒŋ- /
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agreement between persons, groups, nations, etc.; concurrence in attitudes, feelings, etc.; unanimity; accord: There was complete concord among the delegates.
agreement between things; mutual fitness; harmony.
peace; amity.
a treaty; compact; covenant.
Music. a stable, harmonious combination of tones; a chord requiring no resolution.
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Origin of concord

1250–1300; Middle English concorde<Old French <Latin concordia, equivalent to concord- (stem of concors) harmonious (con-con- + cord-, stem of corsheart) + -ia-ia


con·cord·al, adjective

Other definitions for concord (2 of 2)

[ kong-kerd for 1, 2, 5, 6; kon-kawrd, kong- for 3, 4; for 5, 6 also kon-kawrd, kong- ]
/ ˈkɒŋ kərd for 1, 2, 5, 6; ˈkɒn kɔrd, ˈkɒŋ- for 3, 4; for 5, 6 also ˈkɒn kɔrd, ˈkɒŋ- /

a town in E Massachusetts, NW of Boston: second battle of the Revolution fought here April 19, 1775.
a city in W California, near San Francisco.
a city in and the capital of New Hampshire, in the S part.
a city in central North Carolina.
a sweet red wine with a strong grapelike taste, made from the Concord grape.
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British Dictionary definitions for concord (1 of 2)

/ (ˈkɒnkɔːd, ˈkɒŋ-) /

agreement or harmony between people or nations; amity
a treaty establishing peaceful relations between nations
agreement or harmony between things, ideas, etc
music a combination of musical notes, esp one containing a series of consonant intervalsCompare discord (def. 3)
grammar another word for agreement (def. 6)

Word Origin for concord

C13: from Old French concorde, from Latin concordia, from concors of the same mind, harmonious, from com- same + cor heart

British Dictionary definitions for concord (2 of 2)

/ (ˈkɒŋkəd) /

a town in NE Massachusetts: scene of one of the opening military actions (1775) of the War of American Independence. Pop: 16 937 (2003 est)
a city in New Hampshire, the state capital: printing, publishing. Pop: 41 823 (2003 est)
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