Definitions for concern
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word concern.
something that interests you because it is important or affects you
"the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
concern, care, fearnoun
an anxious feeling
"care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
a feeling of sympathy for someone or something
"She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
concern, worry, headache, vexationnoun
something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
"New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisationverb
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"
refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe withverb
be relevant to
"There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
concern, interest, occupy, worryverb
be on the mind of
"I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
That which affects one's welfare or happiness
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.
A business, firm or enterprise; a company.
The employees' attitude is really hurting the concern.
To be of importance to.
To make somebody worried.
Etymology: From concernere, combined form of con- + cerno
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from the verb.
Let early care thy main concerns secure,
Things of less moment may delays endure. John Denham.
This manner of exposing the private concerns of families, and sacrificing the secrets of the dead to the curiosity of the living, is one of those licentious practices, which might well deserve the animadversion of our government. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.
A heathen emperor said, if the gods were offended, it was their own concern, and they were able to vindicate themselves. Jonathan Swift.
Religion is no trifling concern, to be performed in any careless and superficial manner. John Rogers, Sermon xiii.
No plots th’ alarm to his retirements give;
’Tis all mankind’s concern that he should live. Dryden.
When we speak of the conflagration of the world, these have no concern in the question. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
Mysterious secrets of a high concern,
And weighty truths, solid convincing sense,
Explain’d by unaffected eloquence. Wentworth Dillon.
The mind is stunned and dazzled amidst that variety of objects: she cannot apply herself to those things which are of the utmost concern to her. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 465.
Ah, what concerns did both your souls divide!
Your honour gave us what your love deny’d. Dryden.
O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns,
And gentle wishes, follow me to battle! Joseph Addison, Cato.
Why all this concern for the poor? We want them not, as the country is now managed: where the plough has no work, one family can do the business of fifty. Jonathan Swift.
Etymology: concerner, Fr. concerno, low Latin.
Exclude the use of natural reasoning about the sense of holy scripture, concerning the articles of our faith; and then, that the scripture doth concern the articles of our faith, who can assure us? Richard Hooker, b. iii. s. 8.
Count Claudio may hear; for what I would speak of concerns him. William Shakespeare, Much ado about Nothing.
Thou hast reveal’d; those chiefly which concern
Just Abraham, and his seed. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xii.
This place concerns not at all the dominion of one brother over the other. John Locke.
I would not
The cause were known to them it most concerns. William Shakespeare.
Our wars with France have affected us in our most tender interests, and concerned us more than those with any other nation. Joseph Addison, on the State of the War.
It much concerns them not to suffer the king to establish his authority on this side. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.
The more the authority of any station in society is extended, the more it concerns publick happiness that it be committed to men fearing God. John Rogers, Sermons.
I knew a young negroe who was sick of the small-pox: I found by enquiry, at a person’s concerned for him, that the little tumours left whitish specks behind them. Robert Boyle, on Colours.
Above the rest two goddesses appear,
Concern’d for each: here Venus, Juno there. John Dryden, Æn.
Providence, where it loves a nation, concerns itself to own and assert the interest of religion, by blasting the spoilers of religious persons and places. Robert South, Sermons.
Whatever past actions it cannot reconcile, or appropriate to that present self by consciousness, it can be no more concerned in than if they had never been done. John Locke.
They think themselves out of the reach of providence, and no longer concerned to solicit his favour. John Rogers, Sermon. ii.
In one compressing engine I shut a sparrow, without forcing any air in; and in an hour the bird began to pant, and be concerned, and in less than an hour and a half to be sick. William Derham.
to relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to
to engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects
to be of importance
that which relates or belongs to one; business; affair
that which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment
interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety
persons connected in business; a firm and its business; as, a banking concern
Etymology: [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.]
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
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'concern' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1044
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'concern' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1456
Rank popularity for the word 'concern' in Nouns Frequency: #366
Rank popularity for the word 'concern' in Verbs Frequency: #570
The numerical value of concern in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of concern in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Less than a week ago, I expressed serious concern that what little remains of the FBI’s credibility is on the line following its inconsistent handling of politically sensitive investigations, failure to hold its own employees accountable for misconduct and consistent disregard for congressional oversight, last night’s raid on the home of a former U.S. president without explanation will only further erode confidence in the FBI and the Justice Department.
Wages, especially low wages, are not increasing by the same proportion as the increase in prices, therefore, there is a real concern on the part of workers.
It was reported that he died of an Oxycodone overdose. Our concern is while his death is very sad this raises serious concerns about Ms. Frankel’s parental judgment.
This yield-curve inversion points toward growing investor concern that the Federal Reserve's rate setting is not likely to tamp down fast-running inflation.
There were a lot of conversations about the relationship between transparency and accountability of federal science and technology, and how doing that well helps to restore trust in government, part of the exercise of having these public conversations was trying to begin to restore this trust -- to say to the American public, this is what we're doing, these are the issues that we're taking up, what you think that we should be doing or what are the issues that are of concern to you ?
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Translations for concern
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- обезпокоявам, грижа, засягам, интерес, загриженост, отнасям се до, концернBulgarian
- preocupació, consternació, preocuparCatalan, Valencian
- znepokojovat, podnik, trápitCzech
- Besorgnis, Konzern, Sorge, BetroffenheitGerman
- referirse a, preocupación, preocuparSpanish
- huoli, huolestuttaa, asiaFinnish
- concerner, importance, préoccuper, inquiéter, toucher, soin, inquiétude, interesserFrench
- bain le, bain doIrish
- suimScottish Gaelic
- דאגה, הדאיגHebrew
- interessare, inquietare, preoccupare, concernere, turbare, impresaItalian
- 注意事項, 題目, 心配事Japanese
- zorg, belang hechten aan, onderneming, ongerust maken, zich inlaten, belangstellingDutch
- angå, konsern, bekymring, selskap, uroNorwegian
- concernir, preocupar, ter a ver com, preocupaçãoPortuguese
- preocupa, concern, preocupare, frământare, îngrijorare, întreprindere, îngrijoraRomanian
- волновать, беспокоить, концерн, касаться, забота, занимать, беспокойствоRussian
- shqetësoj, shqetësimAlbanian
- oro, bekymra, angå, oroaSwedish
- cesaretsizlik, önyargı, endişe, kaygı, özen, şaşkınlık, ilgilendirmekTurkish
- làm cho lo ngạiVietnamese
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