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concourse

[ kon-kawrs, -kohrs, kong- ]
/ ˈkɒn kɔrs, -koʊrs, ˈkɒŋ- /
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noun

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.

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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

concourse
/ (ˈkɒnkɔːs, ˈkɒŋ-) /

noun

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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