- 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.
Origin of concourse
Examples from the Web for concourse
From just outside the main door a distinct “ha-ha-ha” echoed up and down the concourse.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
The departure display board in the concourse was originally a row of flip panels that would update mechanically.Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years, 100 Facts
February 1, 2013
Judging by the tickets distributed, there would be a concourse of 40,000 people.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He turned his eyes toward the tall building at the end of the concourse.
"Quiet," said the man, steering him over toward the edge of the concourse.
They were attended to the wharf by a concourse of people, who wished them a good voyage.Tea Leaves
Thieves and disreputable characters of all sorts flocked to this concourse.The Humbugs of the World
P. T. Barnum
- 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 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.