Definition of concourse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋkɔːs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋkɔːrs//
Railway tracks and stations, Airports
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a large, open part of a public building, especially an airport or a train station the station concourse There are lots of shops leading off the main concourse. See related entries: Railway tracks and stations, Airports Word Originlate Middle English (originally referring to a crowd): from Old French concours, from Latin concursus, from concurs- ‘run together, met’, from the verb concurrere ‘run together, assemble in crowds’, from con- ‘together with’ + currere ‘to run’. The current sense (originally US) dates from the mid 19th cent.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: concourse