Concertante Con`cer·tan"te noun [ 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 Con`cer·ta"tion noun [ Latin concertatio .] Strife; contention. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Concertative Con·cer"ta·tive adjective [ Latin concertativus .] Contentious; quarrelsome. [ Obsolete] Bailey.
Concerted Con·cert"ed 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 Con`cer·ti"na 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.
Concertino Con`cer·ti"no noun [ See Concertina .] (Mus.) A piece for one or more solo instruments with orchestra; -- more concise than the concerto .
Concertion Con·cer"tion noun Act of concerting; adjustment. [ R.] Young.
Concertmeister Con·cert`meis"ter noun [ G.] (Mus.) The head violinist or leader of the strings in an orchestra; the sub-leader of the orchestra; concert master.
Concerto Con·cer"to noun
; 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.
Concession Con·ces"sion noun
[ 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·aire" Con`ces`sion`naire" noun [ French concessionnaire .] The beneficiary of a concession or grant.
Concessionary Con·ces"sion·a·ry adjective Of or pertaining to a concession.
; plural -ries A concessionaire.
Concessionist Con·ces"sion·ist noun One who favors concession.
Concessive Con·ces"sive adjective [ Latin concessivus .] Implying concession; as, a concessive conjunction. Lowth.
Concessively Con·ces"sive·ly adverb By way of concession.
Concessory Con·ces"so·ry adjective Conceding; permissive.
Concettism Con·cet"tism noun The use of concetti or affected conceits. [ R.] C. Kingsley.
Concetto Con·cet"to noun
; plural Concetti
. [ Italian , from Latin conceptus
. See Conceit
.] Affected wit; a conceit. Chesterfield.
Conch Conch noun [ Latin concha , Greek .... See Coach , noun ] 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.
Concha Con"cha noun [ 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 Con"chal adjective (Anat.) Pertaining to the concha, or external ear; as, the conchal cartilage.
Conchifer Con"chi·fer noun [ Confer French conchofère .] (Zoology) One of the Conchifera.
Conchifera Con·chif"e·ra noun plural [ New Latin , from Latin concha + ferre to bear.] (Zoology) That class of Mollusca which includes the bivalve shells; the Lamellibranchiata. See Mollusca .
Conchiferous Con·chif"er·ous adjective Producing or having shells.
Conchiform Con"chi·form adjective [ Conch + -form .] Shaped like one half of a bivalve shell; shell-shaped.
Conchinine Con"chi·nine noun [ Formed by transposition from cinchonine .] See Quinidine .
Conchite Con"chite noun [ Confer French conchite . See Conch .] (Paleon.) A fossil or petrified conch or shell.
Conchitic Con·chit"ic adjective Composed of shells; containing many shells.
Concho-spiral Con`cho-spi"ral noun A kind of spiral curve found in certain univalve shells. Agassiz.
Conchoid Con"choid 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 Con·choid"al 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 Con`cho·log"ic·al adjective (Zoology) Pertaining to, or connected with, conchology.
Conchologist Con·chol"o·gist noun (Zoology) One who studies, or is versed in, conchology.
Conchology Con·chol"o·gy noun [ Conch + -logy .] (Zoology) The science of Mollusca, and of the shells which they form; malacology.
Conchometer Con·chom"e·ter noun [ Conch + -meter .] (Zoology) An instrument for measuring shells, or the angle of their spire.
Conchometry Con·chom"e·try noun (Zoology) The art of measuring shells or their curves; conchyliometry.
Conchylaceous, Conchyliaceous Con`chy·la"ceous, Con·chyl`i·a"ceous adjective [ Latin conchylium shell, Greek ..., dim. of ..., equiv. to .... See Conch .] Of or pertaining to shells; resembling a shell; as, conchyliaceous impressions. Kirwan.
Conchyliologist Con·chyl`i·ol"o·gist noun , Con*chyl`i*ol"o*gy noun See Conchologist , and Conchology .
Conchyliometry Con·chyl`i·om"e·try noun [ Greek ... + -metry .] Same as Conchometry .
Conchylious Con·chyl"i·ous adjective Conchylaceous.
Conciator Con"ci·a`tor noun [ Italian conciatore , from conciare to adjust, dress, from Latin comtus , past participle See Compt , adjective ] (Glass Works) The person who weighs and proportions the materials to be made into glass, and who works and tempers them.
Concierge Con`cierge" noun [ French] One who keeps the entrance to an edifice, public or private; a doorkeeper; a janitor, male or female.
Conciergerie Con`cier`ge·rie" noun [ French] 1. The office or lodge of a concierge or janitor. 2. A celebrated prison, attached to the Palais de Justice in Paris.
Conciliable Con·cil"i·a·ble noun [ Latin conciliabulum , from concitium assembly: confer French conciliabule . See Council .] A small or private assembly, especially of an ecclesiastical nature. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Conciliable Con·cil"i·a·ble adjective [ Confer French conciliable .] Capable of being conciliated or reconciled. Milton.
Conciliabule Con·cil"i·a·bule noun [ See Conciliable , noun ] An obscure ecclesiastical council; a conciliable. Milman.
Conciliar, Conciliary Con·cil"i·ar, Con·cil"i·a·ry adjective [ Confer French conciliare .] Of or pertaining to, or issued by, a council. Jer. Taylor.
Conciliate Con·cil"i·ate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Conciliated
; p. pr & verbal noun Conciliating
.] [ Latin conciliatus
, past participle of conciliare
to draw or bring together, unite, from concilium
council. See Council
.] To win ower; to gain from a state of hostility; to gain the good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to propitiate; to appease.
The rapacity of his father's administration had excited such universal discontent, that it was found expedient to conciliate the nation. Syn.
-- To reconcile; propitiate; appease; pacify.
Conciliation Con·cil`i·a"tion noun
[ Latin conciliatio
.] The act or process of conciliating; the state of being conciliated.
The house has gone further; it has declared conciliation admissible previous to any submission on the part of America.
Conciliative Con·cil"i·a·tive adjective Conciliatory. Coleridge.