concours

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin concursus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɔ̃.kuʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

concours m (plural concours)

  1. competition; contest; competitive examination
    • concours de beauté
      beauty contest
  2. (somewhat archaic) concourse, gathering, assemblage, assembly; combination, consolidation, union
    • grand concours de peuple
      great concourse of people; great crowd of people
  3. (somewhat archaic) concurrence; cooperation; participation
    • 1804, “Code civil des Français [Civil Code of the French]”, in Académie de Strasbourg[1], Académie de Strasbourg:
      La femme...ne peut donner...à titre gratuit...sans le concours du mari dans l'acte...
      The wife...cannot make a gift...gratuitously...without the participation of the husband in the act...

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Verb[edit]

concours

  1. first-person singular present indicative of concourir
  2. second-person singular present indicative of concourir
  3. second-person singular imperative of concourir

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