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concert

[n., adj. kon-surt, -sert; v. kuhn-surt]
noun
1.
a public musical performance in which a number of singers or instrumentalists, or both, participate.
2.
a public performance, usually by an individual singer, instrumentalist, or the like; recital: The violinist has given concerts all over the world.
3.
agreement of two or more individuals in a design or plan; combined action; accord or harmony: His plan was greeted with a concert of abuse.
adjective
4.
designed or intended for concerts: concert hall.
5.
performed at concerts: concert music.
6.
performing or capable of performing at concerts: a concert pianist.
verb (used with object)
7.
to contrive or arrange by agreement: They were able to concert a settlement of their differences.
8.
to plan; devise: A program of action was concerted at the meeting.
verb (used without object)
9.
to plan or act together.
Idioms
10.
in concert, together; jointly: to act in concert.

Origin:
1595–1605; (noun) < French < Italian concerto; see concerto; (v.) < French concerter < Italian concertare to organize, arrange by mutual agreement, perhaps parasynthetically from con with + certo certain; Latin concertāre (see concertation) is remote in sense

postconcert, adjective
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concert
 
n
1.  a.  Compare recital a performance of music by players or singers that does not involve theatrical staging
 b.  (as modifier): a concert version of an opera
2.  agreement in design, plan, or action
3.  in concert
 a.  acting in a co-ordinated fashion with a common purpose
 b.  (of musicians, esp rock musicians) performing live
 
vb
4.  to arrange or contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
 
[C16: from French concerter to bring into agreement, from Italian concertare, from Late Latin concertāre to work together, from Latin: to dispute, debate, from certāre to contend]

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Word Origin & History

concert
1665, from Fr., from It. concerto "concert, harmony," from concertare "bring into agreement," in L. "to contend, contest," from com- "with" + certare "to contend, strive," freq. of certus, var. pp. of cernere "separate, decide" (see crisis). Before the word entered Eng.,
meaning shifted from "to strive against" to "to strive alongside." But Klein considers this too much of a stretch and suggests L. concentare "to sing together" (from con- + cantare "to sing") as the source of the It. word. Sense of "public musical performance" is 1689. Concerto was borrowed 1730 directly from It. as a musical term.
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