[kon-kawrd, kong-]
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  1. agreement between persons, groups, nations, etc.; concurrence in attitudes, feelings, etc.; unanimity; accord: There was complete concord among the delegates.
  2. agreement between things; mutual fitness; harmony.
  3. Grammar. agreement(def 6).
  4. peace; amity.
  5. a treaty; compact; covenant.
  6. Music. a stable, harmonious combination of tones; a chord requiring no resolution.

Origin of concord

1250–1300; Middle English concorde < Old French < Latin concordia, equivalent to concord- (stem of concors) harmonious (con- con- + cord-, stem of cors heart) + -ia -ia
Related formscon·cord·al, adjective

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[kong-kerd for 1, 2, 5, 6; kon-kawrd, kong- for 3, 4; for 5, 6 also kon-kawrd, kong-]
  1. a town in E Massachusetts, NW of Boston: second battle of the Revolution fought here April 19, 1775.
  2. a city in W California, near San Francisco.
  3. a city in and the capital of New Hampshire, in the S part.
  4. a city in central North Carolina.
  5. Concord grape.
  6. a sweet red wine with a strong grapelike taste, made from the Concord grape.

New Hampshire

[hamp-sher, -sheer]
  1. a state in the NE United States. 9304 sq. mi. (24,100 sq. km). Capital: Concord. Abbreviation: NH (for use with zip code), N.H.
  2. one of an American breed of chestnut-red chickens raised for meat and eggs.
Related formsNew Hamp·shir·ite [hamp-shuh-rahyt] /ˈhæmp ʃəˌraɪt/, New Hamp·shire·man, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. agreement or harmony between people or nations; amity
  2. a treaty establishing peaceful relations between nations
  3. agreement or harmony between things, ideas, etc
  4. music a combination of musical notes, esp one containing a series of consonant intervalsCompare discord (def. 3)
  5. 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


  1. 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)
  2. a city in New Hampshire, the state capital: printing, publishing. Pop: 41 823 (2003 est)

New Hampshire

  1. a state of the northeastern US: generally hilly. Capital: Concord. Pop: 1 287 687 (2003 est). Area: 23 379 sq km (9027 sq miles)Abbreviation: N.H., (with zip code) NH
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Word Origin and History for concord

early 14c., from Old French concorde (12c.) "concord, harmony, agreement, treaty," from Latin concordia "agreement, union," from concors (genitive concordis) "of the same mind," literally "hearts together," from com- "together" (see com-) + cor "heart" (see heart).

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New Hampshire

State in the northeastern United States; one of the New England states. Bordered by Quebec, Canada, to the north; Maine to the east; Massachusetts to the south; and Vermont to the west. Its capital is Concord, and its largest city is Manchester.


One of the thirteen colonies.
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