Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Concerning preposition Pertaining to; regarding; having relation to; respecting; as regards.
I have accepted thee concerning this thing.
Gen. xix. 21.
The Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel.
Num. x. 29.
Concerning adjective Important.
So great and so concerning truth.
Concerning noun 1. That in which one is concerned or interested; concern; affair; interest.
"Our everlasting concernments
." I. Watts.
To mix with thy concernments I desist. 2. Importance; moment; consequence.
Let every action of concernment to begun with prayer. 3. Concern; participation; interposition.
He married a daughter to the earl without any other approbation of her father or concernment in it, than suffering him and her come into his presence. 4. Emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety.
While they are so eager to destroy the fame of others, their ambition is manifest in their concernment .
Concert transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Concerted
; present participle & verbal noun Concerting
.] [ French concerter
, Italian concertare
, probably from Latin consertus
, past participle of conserere
to join together; con-
to join together, influenced by concertare
to contend; con-
to strive; properly, to try to decide; from cernere
to distinguish. See Series
, and confer Concern
.] 1. To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.
It was concerted to begin the siege in March. 2. To plan; to devise; to arrange.
A commander had more trouble to concert his defense before the people than to plan . . . the campaign.
Concert intransitive verb To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
The ministers of Denmark were appointed to concert with Talbot.
[ French concert
, Italian concerto
, from concertare
. See Concert
, transitive verb
] 1. Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
All these discontents, how ruinous soever, have arisen from the want of a due communication and concert . 2. Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
Let us in concert to the season sing. 3. A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.
Visit by night your lady's chamber window
With some sweet concert .
And boding screech owls make the concert full. Concert pitch
. See under Pitch .
Concert of Europe or European concert An agreement or understanding between the chief European powers to take only joint action in the (European) Eastern Question.
Concert of the powers An agreement or understanding between the chief European powers, the United States, and Japan in 1900 to take only joint action in the Chinese aspect of the Eastern Question.
[ Italian , orig present participle of concertare
to form or perform a concert. See Concert
.] (Mus.) A concert for two or more principal instruments, with orchestral accompaniment. Also adjectively; as, concertante parts.
Concertation noun [ Latin concertatio .] Strife; contention. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Concertative adjective [ Latin concertativus .] Contentious; quarrelsome. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Concerted adjective Mutually contrived or planned; agreed on; as, concerted schemes, signals. Concerted piece (Mus.) , a composition in parts for several voices or instrument, as a trio, a quartet, etc.
Concertina noun [ From Italian concerto a concert.] A small musical instrument on the principle of the accordion. It is a small elastic box, or bellows, having free reeds on the inside, and keys and handles on the outside of each of the two hexagonal heads.
[ See Concertina
.] (Mus.) A piece for one or more solo instruments with orchestra; -- more concise than the concerto .
Concertion noun Act of concerting; adjustment. [ R.] Young.
Concertmeister noun [ G.] (Mus.) The head violinist or leader of the strings in an orchestra; the sub-leader of the orchestra; concert master.
; plural Concertos
. [ Italian See Concert
] (Mus.) A composition (usually in symphonic form with three movements) in which one instrument (or two or three) stands out in bold relief against the orchestra, or accompaniment, so as to display its qualities or the performer's skill.
[ Latin concessio
, from concedere
: confer French concession
. See Concede
.] 1. The act of conceding or yielding; usually implying a demand, claim, or request, and thus distinguished from giving , which is voluntary or spontaneous.
By mutual concession the business was adjusted. 2. A thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal.
This is therefore a concession , that he doth . . . believe the Scriptures to be sufficiently plain.
When a lover becomes satisfied by small compliances without further pursuits, then expect to find popular assemblies content with small concessions .
Concessionaire Con`ces`sion`naire" noun [ French concessionnaire .] The beneficiary of a concession or grant.
Concessionary adjective Of or pertaining to a concession.
; plural -ries A concessionaire.
Concessionist noun One who favors concession.
Concessive adjective [ Latin concessivus .] Implying concession; as, a concessive conjunction. Lowth.
Concessively adverb By way of concession.
Concessory adjective Conceding; permissive.
Concettism noun The use of concetti or affected conceits. [ R.] C. Kingsley.
; plural Concetti
. [ Italian , from Latin conceptus
. See Conceit
.] Affected wit; a conceit. Chesterfield.
[ Latin concha
, Greek .... See Coach
] 1. (Zoology) A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to those of the genus Strombus , which are of large size. S. gigas is the large pink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo conchs are of the genus Cassis . See Cameo .
» The conch
is sometimes used as a horn or trumpet, as in fogs at sea, or to call laborers from work. 2. In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet. 3. One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of their descendants in the Florida Keys; -- so called from the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it for food. 4. (Architecture) See Concha , noun 5. The external ear. See Concha , noun , 2.
[ Late Latin (in sense 1), from ... concha
. See Conch
.] 1. (Architecture) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse. 2. (Anat.) The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear, surrounding the entrance to the auditory canal.
Conchal adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to the concha, or external ear; as, the conchal cartilage.
Conchifer noun [ Confer French conchofère .] (Zoology) One of the Conchifera.
Conchifera noun plural
[ New Latin , from Latin concha
to bear.] (Zoology) That class of Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells; the Lamellibranchiata. See Mollusca .
Conchiferous adjective Producing or having shells.
Conchiform adjective [ Conch + -form .] Shaped like one half of a bivalve shell; shell-shaped.
[ Formed by transposition from cinchonine
.] See Quinidine .
[ Confer French conchite
. See Conch
.] (Paleon.) A fossil or petrified conch or shell.
Conchitic adjective Composed of shells; containing many shells.
Concho-spiral noun A kind of spiral curve found in certain univalve shells. Agassiz.
Conchoid noun [ Greek ...; ... shell + ... form: confer French conchoïde .] (Geom.) A curve, of the fourth degree, first made use of by the Greek geometer, Nicomedes, who invented it for the purpose of trisecting an angle and duplicating the cube.
Conchoidal adjective [ Confer French conchoïdal .] (Min.) Having elevations or depressions in form like one half of a bivalve shell; -- applied principally to a surface produced by fracture.
Conchological adjective (Zoology) Pertaining to, or connected with, conchology.
Conchologist noun (Zoology) One who studies, or is versed in, conchology.
Conchology noun [ Conch + -logy .] (Zoology) The science of Mollusca, and of the shells which they form; malacology.
Conchometer noun [ Conch + -meter .] (Zoology) An instrument for measuring shells, or the angle of their spire.
Conchometry noun (Zoology) The art of measuring shells or their curves; conchyliometry.
Conchylaceous, Conchyliaceous adjective
[ Latin conchylium
shell, Greek ..., dim. of ..., equiv. to .... See Conch
.] Of or pertaining to shells; resembling a shell; as, conchyliaceous impressions. Kirwan.
[ Greek ... + -metry
.] Same as Conchometry .
Conchylious adjective Conchylaceous.
[ Italian conciatore
, from conciare
to adjust, dress, from Latin comtus
, past participle See Compt
] (Glass Works) The person who weighs and proportions the materials to be made into glass, and who works and tempers them.
Concierge noun [ French] One who keeps the entrance to an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper; a janitor, male or female.
Conciergerie noun [ French]
1. The office or lodge of a concierge or janitor. 2. A celebrated prison, attached to the Palais de Justice in Paris.