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concourse


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Concourse  \Con"course\,  n.  [F.  concours,  L.  concursus  fr 
  concurrere  to  run  together.  See  {Concur}.] 
  1.  A  moving  flowing,  or  running  together;  confluence. 
 
  The  good  frame  of  the  universe  was  not  the  product 
  of  chance  or  fortuitous  concourse  of  particles  of 
  matter.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  An  assembly;  a  gathering  formed  by  a  voluntary  or 
  spontaneous  moving  and  meeting  in  one  place 
 
  Amidst  the  concourse  were  to  be  seen  the  noble 
  ladies  of  Milan,  in  gay,  fantastic  cars,  shining  in 
  silk  brocade.  --Prescott. 
 
  3.  The  place  or  point  of  meeting  or  junction  of  two  bodies. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  The  drop  will  begin  to  move  toward  the  concourse  of 
  the  glasses.  --Sir  I. 
  Newton. 
 
  4.  An  open  space  where  several  roads  or  paths  meet  esp.  an 
  open  space  in  a  park  where  several  roads  meet 
 
  5.  Concurrence;  co["o]peration.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  divine  providence  is  wont  to  afford  its 
  concourse  to  such  proceeding.  --Barrow. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  concourse 
  n  1:  a  large  gathering  of  people  [syn:  {multitude},  {throng}] 
  2:  a  wide  hall  in  a  building  where  people  can  walk 
  3:  a  coming  together  of  people  [syn:  {confluence}] 




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