[French kawn-koor; English kong-koo r]
- a public contest or competition.
- concours d'élégance.
Origin of concours
1935–40; < French, Old French; see concourse
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Examples from the Web for concours
And then it is only every four years that there is a 'concours' for admission.
But, wicked as Caffie may be, I believe that I shall accept the concours that he offered me.
One morning we went to the Concours de Violons at the Conservatoire.
In 1809, the concours of Ypres celebrated a hero of the country.
The events which attracted the greatest interest were the Concours daddresse, and the pig-sticking.Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces
Word Origin and History for concours
from French concours (16c.) "assemblage of things brought together," also "contest" (see concourse). Usually in English in phrase concours d'elegance.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper