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.



Examples of concourses include:


Outdoor concourses

Public transport concourses

Car park concourses

Contemporary usage

More 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.

See also


  1. ^ This local village name for its common land may imply an early usage of the word, concourse.

External links

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  • Concourse — Con course, n. [F. concours, L. concursus, fr. concurrere to run together. See {Concur}.] 1. A moving, flowing, or running together; confluence. [1913 Webster] The good frame of the universe was not the product of chance or fortuitous concourse… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concourse — [n1] passageway avenue, boulevard, entrance, foyer, hall, highway, lobby, lounge, meeting place, path, rallying point*, road, street; concepts 440,501 concourse [n2] crowd, group assemblage, assembly, collection, concursion, confluence,… …   New thesaurus

  • concourse — index assemblage, assembly, caucus, causeway, coaction, intersection, rendezvous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • concourse — late 14c., from M.Fr. concours, from L. concursus a running together, from pp. of concurrere (see CONCUR (Cf. concur)). Originally the flowing of a crowd of people; sense of open space in a built up place is Amer.Eng. 1862 …   Etymology dictionary

  • concourse — Junction, confluence …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • concourse — ► NOUN 1) a large open area inside or in front of a public building. 2) formal a crowd of people. ORIGIN Latin concursus, from concurrere assemble in crowds …   English terms dictionary

  • concourse — [kän′kôrs΄] n. [ME & OFr concours < L concursus, a running together < concurrere: see CONCUR] 1. a coming or flowing together 2. a crowd; throng; gathering ☆ 3. a large open area or hall where crowds gather, as in a park or railroad station …   English World dictionary

  • concourse — con|course [ˈkɔŋko:s US ˈka:ŋko:rs] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: concourse coming together of people, crowd (14 21 centuries), from French concours, from Latin concursus, from concurrere; CONCUR] 1.) a large hall or open place in a building such… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • concourse — [[t]kɒ̱ŋkɔː(r)s[/t]] concourses 1) N COUNT A concourse is a wide hall in a public building, for example a hotel, airport, or station. 2) N COUNT: oft N of n A concourse is a large group of people gathered together. [FORMAL] The great concourse of …   English dictionary

  • concourse — /kon kawrs, kohrs, kong /, n. 1. an assemblage; gathering: a concourse of people. 2. a driveway or promenade, esp. in a park. 3. a boulevard or other broad thoroughfare. 4. a large open space for accommodating crowds, as in a railroad station. 5 …   Universalium

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