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See also: Concord


Etymology 1[edit]

From French concorde, Latin concordia, from concors (of the same mind, agreeing); con- + cor, cordis (heart). See heart, and compare accord


  • IPA(key): /ˈkɒn.kɔɹd/, IPA(key): /ˈkɒŋ.kɔɹd/
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concord (countable and uncountable, plural concords)

  1. A state of agreement; harmony; union.
    • 1671, John Milton, "Sampson Agonistes":
      Love-quarrels oft in pleasing concord end,
      Not wedlock-trechery endangering life.
  2. (obsolete) Agreement by stipulation; compact; covenant; treaty or league
  3. (grammar) Agreement of words with one another, in gender, number, person or case.
  4. (law, obsolete) An agreement between the parties to a fine of land in reference to the manner in which it should pass, being an acknowledgment that the land in question belonged to the complainant. See fine.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burrill to this entry?)
  5. (probably influenced by chord, music) An agreeable combination of tones simultaneously heard; a consonant chord; consonance; harmony.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 8:
      If the true concord of well-tuned sounds,
      By unions married, do offend thine ear,
      They do but sweetly chide thee, who confounds
      In singleness the parts that thou shouldst bear.

Etymology 2[edit]

After Concord, Massachusetts, where the variety was developed.



concord (plural concords)

  1. A variety of sweet American grape, with large dark blue (almost black) grapes in compact clusters; a Concord grape.

Etymology 3[edit]

From French concorder, from Latin concordo



concord (third-person singular simple present concords, present participle concording, simple past and past participle concorded)

  1. (intransitive) To agree; to act together
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edward Hyde Clarendon to this entry?)