2 a wide hallway in a building where people can walk
3 a coming together of people [syn: confluence]
- A large open space in a building where people can gather.
- A large group of people; a crowd.
- 1727 - Jonathan
Travels, Page 1 first paragraph
- 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.
- 1727 - Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels, Page 1 first paragraph
A concourse is a place where pathways or roads meet, such as in a hotel, a convention center, a railway station, an airport terminal, a hall, or other space.
EtymologyLiterally, a "concourse" means a place where people come together. The word derives from English, French, and Latin, "concursus" and "concurrere," meaning "to run together." It is related etymologically to the word "concur."
ExamplesExamples of concourses include:
Contemporary usageMore recently, "concourse" is often used to refer to a situation where people come together in online presence, even if they don't come together in real physical life. An example of such an online community is the IEEE Student Concourse, as well as various online shopping concourses.
concourse in Japanese: コンコース
concourse in Russian: Конкорс
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