concourse

[kon-kawrs, -kohrs, kong-]
noun
1.
an assemblage; gathering: a concourse of people.
2.
a driveway or promenade, especially in a park.
3.
a boulevard or other broad thoroughfare.
4.
a large open space for accommodating crowds, as in a railroad station.
5.
an area or grounds for racing, athletic sports, etc.
6.
an act or instance of running or coming together; confluence: a concourse of events.

Origin:
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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To concourse
Collins
World English Dictionary
concourse (ˈkɒnkɔːs, ˈkɒŋ-)
 
n
1.  a crowd; throng
2.  a coming together; confluence: a concourse of events
3.  a large open space for the gathering of people in a public place
4.  chiefly (US) a ground for sports, racing, athletics, etc
 
[C14: from Old French concours, ultimately from Latin concurrere to run together, from currere to run]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

concourse
late 14c., from O.Fr. concours, from L. concursus "a running together," from pp. of concurrere (see concur). Originally "the flowing of a crowd of people;" sense of "open space" is Amer.Eng. 1862.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Papers and files removed from the concourse shops at ground zero.
And certainly no thief was to be seen scurrying across the half-empty concourse with a bulky laptop bag slung over a shoulder.
It was the great event of the day, and attracted an immense concourse of people from all parts of the state.
The concourse will consist of two levels, a main lower concourse and a balcony upper concourse.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature