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Meaning of concert by Wiktionary Dictionary

concert


    Etymology

    From French concert, from Italian concerto .

    Pronunciation

    • ( verb )
      • ( RP ) IPA: /kənˈsɜːt/, X-SAMPA: /k@n"s3:t/
      • ( US ) enPR: kənsûrtʹ, IPA: /kənˈsɝt/, X-SAMPA: /k@n"s3`t/
    • ( noun )
      • ( RP ) IPA: /ˈkɒnsət/, X-SAMPA: /"kQns@t/
      • ( US ) enPR: känʹsərt, IPA: /ˈkɑnsɚt/, X-SAMPA: /"kAns@`t/
    • Rhymes: -ɜː( r )t

    Verb

    concert ( third-person singular simple present concerts present participle concerting, simple past and past participle concerted )

    1. To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation .
    2. To plan; to devise; to arrange .
    3. To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans .

    Related terms

    Noun

    concert ( countable and uncountable; plural: concerts )

    1. ( uncountable ) Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action .
    2. ( uncountable ) Musical accordance or harmony; concord .
    3. ( countable ) A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part .
      I'm going to the Rolling Stones concert on Friday .

    External links

    • wikisource-logo.svg Concert in the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica .


Explanation of concert by Wordnet Dictionary

concert


    Verb
    1. settle by agreement

    2. concert one's differences
    3. contrive ( a plan ) by mutual agreement

    Noun
    1. a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging



    Definition of concert by GCIDE Dictionary

    concert


    1. Concert v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concerted; p. pr. & vb. n. Concerting.] [F. concerter, It. concertare, conertare, prob. from L. consertus, p. p. of conserere to join together; con- + serere to join together, influenced by concertare to contend; con- + centare to strive; properly, to try to decide; fr. cernere to distinguish. See Series, and cf. Concern.]
      1. To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.

      It was concerted to begin the siege in March. Bp. Burnet.

      2. To plan; to devise; to arrange.

      A commander had more trouble to concert his defense before the people than to plan . . . the campaign. Burke.

    2. Concert, v. i. To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.

      The ministers of Denmark were appointed to concert with Talbot. Bp. Burnet

    3. Concert ( kŏnsẽrt ), n. [F. concert, It. concerto, conserto, fr. concertare. See Concert, v. t.]
      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. Swift.

      2. Musical accordance or harmony; concord.

      Let us in concert to the season sing. Cowper.

      3. A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.

      Visit by night your lady's chamber window

      With some sweet concert. Shak.

      And boding screech owls make the concert full. Shak.

      Concert pitch. See under Pitch.