[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. concorde,
  2. concordia,
  3. concorporate,
  4. concours,
  5. concours d'élégance,
  6. concrescence,
  7. concrete,
  8. concrete mixer,
  9. concrete music,
  10. concrete noun

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 Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concourse


/ (ˈkɒnkɔːs, ˈkɒŋ-) /


a crowd; throng
a coming together; confluencea 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 for concourse

C14: from Old French concours, ultimately from Latin concurrere to run together, from currere to run

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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.

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