[ kon-kawrs, -kohrs, kong- ]
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  1. an assemblage; gathering: a concourse of people.

  2. a driveway or promenade, especially in a park.

  1. a boulevard or other broad thoroughfare.

  2. a large open space for accommodating crowds, as in a railroad station.

  3. an area or grounds for racing, athletic sports, etc.

  4. an act or instance of running or coming together; confluence: a concourse of events.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for concourse


/ (ˈkɒnkɔːs, ˈkɒŋ-) /

  1. a crowd; throng

  2. a coming together; confluence: a concourse of events

  1. a large open space for the gathering of people in a public place

  2. mainly US a ground for sports, racing, athletics, etc

Origin of concourse

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

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