What does concern mean?

Definitions for concern
kənˈsɜrncon·cern

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

    Etymology: From concernere, combined form of con- + cerno

  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.

    Etymology: From concernere, combined form of con- + cerno

  3. concern(Noun)

    A business, firm or enterprise; a company.

    The employees' attitude is really hurting the concern.

    Etymology: From concernere, combined form of con- + cerno

  4. concern(Verb)

    To be of importance to.

    Etymology: From concernere, combined form of con- + cerno

  5. concern(Verb)

    To make somebody worried.

    Etymology: 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

    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.]

  2. Concern(verb)

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

    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.]

  3. Concern(verb)

    to be of importance

    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.]

  4. Concern(noun)

    that which relates or belongs to one; business; affair

    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.]

  5. Concern(noun)

    that which affects the welfare or happiness; interest; moment

    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.]

  6. Concern(noun)

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

    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.]

  7. Concern(noun)

    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.]

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

How to pronounce concern?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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

Examples of concern in a Sentence

  1. Larry Hogan:

    The mere fact that we have had discussions with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Department of Homeland Security, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications should provide evidence of our grave concern regarding this matter.

  2. Shen Weizheng:

    Even if A shares are included, it would still just be a symbolic event. The real impact would be limited, my biggest concern now is China's economy. After strong stimulus previously, the government seems to have suddenly tightened the liquidity tap. I'm afraid the economy will loose steam.

  3. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    Our supreme interests, chiefly the security and unity of Jerusalem, are not the main concern of those anonymous officials who attack us and me personally, as the assault on me comes only because I defend the State of Israel

  4. Myron Cohen:

    If Florida, for instance, is going to see a lot of dengue, they're going to need to be better prepared, and if the southern US is going to suffer more dengue, that would be bad, information like this is very interesting and very important. We hope politicians and policy-makers will get this and act on this concern.

  5. Ron Bonjean:

    Our biggest concern is making sure that Republicans and candidates are running their statewide programs — and not falling into the challenges of the presidential primary campaign trail.

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Translations for concern

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  • الاهتمامArabic
  • 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
  • ಕಾಳಜಿKannada
  • 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
  • அக்கறைTamil
  • ఆందోళనTelugu
  • şaşkınlık, özen, kaygı, endişe, cesaretsizlik, önyargı, ilgilendirmekTurkish
  • تشویشUrdu
  • làm cho lo ngạiVietnamese

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    the act of carrying something
    • A. interrupt
    • B. conform
    • C. deny
    • D. carry

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