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===Etymology===
 
===Etymology===
 
{{etyl|fr|en}} {{term|concours|lang=fr}}, {{etyl|la|en}} {{lena}} {{term|concursus|lang=la}}, from {{term|concurrere|lang=la||to run together}}. See {{term|concur|lang=en}}.
 
{{etyl|fr|en}} {{term|concours|lang=fr}}, {{etyl|la|en}} {{lena}} {{term|concursus|lang=la}}, from {{term|concurrere|lang=la||to run together}}. See {{term|concur|lang=en}}.
 
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* {{rhymes|ɔː(ɹ)s}}
 
   
 
===Noun===
 
===Noun===

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English

Etymology

French concours, Latin concursus, from concurrere (to run together). See concur.

Noun

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concourse (plural concourses)

  1. A large open space in a building where people can gather.
  2. A large group of people; a crowd.
    • 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. [] [Gulliver’s Travels], London: Printed for Benj[amin] Motte, [], OCLC 995220039, (please specify |part=I, II, III or IV):
      , The Publisher to the Reader
      About three years ago, Mr. Gulliver growing weary of the concourse of curious people coming to him at his house in Redriff, made a small purchase of land, with a convenient house, near Newark, in Nottinghamshire, his native country; where he now lives retired, yet in good esteem among his neighbours.
    • Prescott
      Amidst the concourse were to be seen the noble ladies of Milan, in gay, fantastic cars, shining in silk brocade.
  3. The running or flowing together of things; the meeting of things; confluence.
    • 1662 - Thomas Salusbury (translator), Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World, First Day:
      ... there was only wanting the concourse of rains ...
    • Sir M. Hale
      The good frame of the universe was not the product of chance or fortuitous concourse of particles of matter.
    • Sir Isaac Newton
      The drop will begin to move toward the concourse of the glasses.
  4. An open space, especially in a park, where several roads or paths meet.
  5. (obsolete) concurrence; cooperation
    • Barrow
      The divine providence is wont to afford its concourse to such proceeding.

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