What does concern mean?

Definitions for concernkənˈsɜrn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word concern.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. concern(noun)

    something that interests you because it is important or affects you

    "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"

  2. concern, care, fear(noun)

    an anxious feeling

    "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"

  3. concern(noun)

    a feeling of sympathy for someone or something

    "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"

  4. concern, worry, headache, vexation(noun)

    something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness

    "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"

  5. business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation(verb)

    a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

    "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"

  6. refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with(verb)

    be relevant to

    "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"

  7. concern, interest, occupy, worry(verb)

    be on the mind of

    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

Wiktionary

  1. concern(Noun)

    That which affects one's welfare or happiness

  2. concern(Noun)

    The expression of solicitude, anxiety, or compassion toward a thing or person.

    He placed his hand on his sister's sunburnt legs with great concern.

  3. concern(Noun)

    A business, firm or enterprise; a company.

    The employees' attitude is really hurting the concern.

  4. concern(Verb)

    To be of importance to.

  5. concern(Verb)

    To make somebody worried.

  6. Origin: From concernere, combined form of con- + cerno

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concern(verb)

    to relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to

  2. Concern(verb)

    to engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects

  3. Concern(verb)

    to be of importance

  4. Concern(noun)

    that which relates or belongs to one; business; affair

  5. Concern(noun)

    that which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment

  6. Concern(noun)

    interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety

  7. Concern(noun)

    persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern

  8. Origin: [F. concerner, LL. concernere to regard, concern, fr. L. concernere to mix or mingle together, as in a sieve for separating; con- + cernere to separate, sift, distinguish by the senses, and especially by the eyes, to perceive, see. See Certain.]

Freebase

  1. Concern

    Concern is a multi-millionaire American Thoroughbred racehorse. He was sired by top stallion Broad Brush, who in turn was a son of Ack Ack. His dam was Fara's Team. Concern was best known for his wins in the 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic and the grade two Arkansas Derby. Born at owner Robert Meyerhoff's Fitzhugh Farm in Phoenix, Maryland. To date, Concern is one of only three Maryland-bred horses ever to surpass the three million dollar mark in earnings. The other two were Cigar and Awad. He finished racing with a record of 7-7-11 in 30 starts and career earnings of $3,079,350.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Concern

    kon-sern′, v.t. to relate or belong to: to affect or interest: to make uneasy: to trouble: to have to do with: to be affected.—n. that which concerns or belongs to one: interest: regard: anxiety: a business, or those connected with it.—adj. Concerned′, having connection with: interested: anxious.—adv. Concern′edly.—n. Concern′edness.—prep. Concern′ing, regarding: pertaining to.—n. Concern′ment, a thing in which one is concerned: an affair: importance: interest: interference. [Fr.,—L. concernĕre, con, together, cernĕre, to see.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1044

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1456

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concern' in Nouns Frequency: #366

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'concern' in Verbs Frequency: #570

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of concern in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of concern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John MacNaughton:

    Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.

  2. John MacNaughton:

    Maturity beings to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.

  3. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We have no concern about what the EU might say, whether the EU accepts us as members or not, we have no such concern. Please keep your wisdom to yourself.

  4. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan:

    They cry press freedom, but (the raids) have nothing to do with it, we have no concern about what the EU might say, whether the EU accepts us as members or not, we have no such concern. Please keep your wisdom to yourself.

  5. James Russell Lowell:

    We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship,' we call it 'concern for commercial viability.'

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Translations for concern

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • грижа, обезпокоявам, засягам, загриженост, концерн, отнасям се до, интересBulgarian
  • preocupació, preocupar, consternacióCatalan, Valencian
  • znepokojovat, podnik, trápitCzech
  • BekymringDanish
  • Betroffenheit, Besorgnis, Konzern, SorgeGerman
  • koncerniEsperanto
  • preocupar, preocupación, referirse aSpanish
  • asia, huolestuttaa, huoliFinnish
  • inquiéter, inquiétude, toucher, concerner, soin, interesser, importance, préoccuperFrench
  • bain do, bain leIrish
  • suimScottish Gaelic
  • דאגה, הדאיגHebrew
  • perhatianIndonesian
  • impresa, preoccupare, interessare, turbare, concernere, inquietareItalian
  • 心配事, 注意事項, 題目Japanese
  • fabulaLatin
  • utiutiMāori
  • zich inlaten, onderneming, belang hechten aan, belangstelling, zorg, ongerust makenDutch
  • uro, bekymring, angå, konsern, selskapNorwegian
  • preocupação, preocupar, concernir, ter a ver comPortuguese
  • preocupare, concern, frământare, îngrijora, preocupa, îngrijorare, întreprindereRomanian
  • забота, волновать, концерн, беспокойство, занимать, беспокоить, касатьсяRussian
  • shqetësim, shqetësojAlbanian
  • oro, oroa, angå, bekymraSwedish
  • şaşkınlık, özen, kaygı, endişe, cesaretsizlik, önyargıTurkish
  • تشویشUrdu
  • làm cho lo ngạiVietnamese

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