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con·course

 (kŏn′kôrs′, kŏng′-)
n.
1. A large open space for the gathering or passage of crowds, as in an airport.
2. A broad thoroughfare.
3. A great crowd; a throng.
4. The act of coming, moving, or flowing together.

[Middle English concours, assembly, throng, from Old French, from Latin concursus, from past participle of concurrere, to assemble : com-, com- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

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]

con•course

(ˈkɒn kɔrs, -koʊrs, ˈkɒŋ-)

n.
1. an assemblage; gathering: a concourse of people.
2. a boulevard or other broad thoroughfare.
3. a large open space for accommodating crowds, as in a railroad station.
4. an act or instance of coming together; confluence: a concourse of events.
[1350–1400; Middle English concours, concurs (< Middle French) < Latin concursus assembly <concurrere to assemble. See concur, course]

concourse

- An open space for people to move about in an airport terminal (or a set of gates) or other transport station.
See also related terms for open space.

Concourse

 an assembly of things or persons brought together; a moving group of people or things. See also assemblage.
Examples: concourse of atoms, 1692; of books, 1855; of humours, 1604; of spiritual joy, 1628; of particles of matter, 1677; of all nations, 1642; of people, 1440; of dependent plebeians, 1781; of the world, 1558.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.concourse - a large gathering of peopleconcourse - a large gathering of people    
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
hive - a teeming multitude
horde, host, legion - a vast multitude
ruck, herd - a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things; "his brilliance raised him above the ruck"; "the children resembled a fairy herd"
2.concourse - a wide hallway in a building where people can walk
hall, hallway - an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; "the elevators were at the end of the hall"
3.concourse - a coming together of people
merging, coming together, meeting - the act of joining together as one; "the merging of the two groups occurred quickly"; "there was no meeting of minds"

concourse

noun
1. gathering or meeting place, hall, lounge, foyer, rallying point He crossed the station's concourse towards the escalator.
2. crowd, collection, gathering, assembly, crush, multitude, throng, convergence, hui (N.Z.), assemblage, confluence, meeting The streets were filled with a fair concourse of people that night.

concourse

noun
The act or fact of coming together:
Translations

concourse

[ˈkɒŋkɔːs] N
1. [of people] → concurrencia f; [of rivers] → confluencia f
2. (in building, station) → explanada f

concourse

[ˈkɒnkɔːrs] n
(= hall) → hall m; (in station, airport)hall m; (in shopping mall)galerie f
(= crowd) [people] → affluence f, foule f

concourse

n
(liter, of people) → Menschenmenge f, → Menschenauflauf m; (of two rivers)Zusammenfluss m
(= place)Eingangshalle f; (US, in park) → freier Platz; station concourseBahnhofshalle f

concourse

[ˈkɒŋkɔːs] n (of people) → folla; (place) → luogo di assembramento; (in station) → atrio
References in classic literature ?
It will easily be understood that, amid such a concourse of vindictive enemies, no breathing time was allowed the fugitive.
I grew very uncomfortable, meanwhile; for the afternoon wore fast away, the man whom I had sent off returned from his errand, and I could distinguish, by the shine of the western sun up the valley, a concourse thickening outside Gimmerton chapel porch.
You saw how the great concourse of people were moved by it -- and they were in ignorance of the truth; they knew nothing of the cruel necessity which takes me to the house this morning.
Cruncher must have been "flopping" in some pointed manner, when an unusual concourse pouring down Fleet-street westward, attracted his attention.
so far as I could) the safety of my dreaded visitor; for, this thought pressing on me when I awoke, held other thoughts in a confused concourse at a distance.
With the eyes of an immense concourse of spectators fixed upon them, the five knights advanced up the platform upon which the tents of the challengers stood, and there separating themselves, each touched slightly, and with the reverse of his lance, the shield of the antagonist to whom he wished to oppose himself.
I shall not trouble the reader with the difficulties I was under, by the help of certain paddles, which cost me ten days making, to get my boat to the royal port of Blefuscu, where a mighty concourse of people appeared upon my arrival, full of wonder at the sight of so prodigious a vessel.
May it not happen, in fine, that the minority of CITIZENS may become a majority of PERSONS, by the accession of alien residents, of a casual concourse of adventurers, or of those whom the constitution of the State has not admitted to the rights of suffrage?
Amidst an unprecedented concourse, the Chief Circle of those days -- by name Pantocyclus -- arose to find himself hissed and hooted by a hundred and twenty thousand Isosceles.
As we neared the city we discovered a mighty concourse of civilians and troops assembled upon the plain before the city.
In the morning before office hours, at noon when business was plenty, and time scarce, at night under the face of the fogged city moon, by all lights and at all hours of solitude or concourse, the lawyer was to be found on his chosen post.
During the transit, he sat with raised glasses in the frosty chill and mouldy fetor of his chariot, and glanced out sidelong on the holiday face of things, the shuttered shops, and the crowds along the pavement, much as the rider in the Tyburn cart may have observed the concourse gathering to his execution.