What does concern mean?

Definitions for concern
kənˈsɜrncon·cern

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. concernnoun

    something that interests you because it is important or affects you

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

  2. concern, care, fearnoun

    an anxious feeling

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

  3. concernnoun

    a feeling of sympathy for someone or something

    "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. concern, interest, occupy, worryverb

    be on the mind of

    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

Wiktionary

  1. concernnoun

    That which affects one's welfare or happiness

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

  2. concernnoun

    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. concernnoun

    A business, firm or enterprise; a company.

    The employees' attitude is really hurting the concern.

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

  4. concernverb

    To be of importance to.

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

  5. concernverb

    To make somebody worried.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Concernverb

    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. Concernverb

    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. Concernverb

    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. Concernnoun

    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. Concernnoun

    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. Concernnoun

    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. Concernnoun

    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.]

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    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

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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. David Bellinger:

    The brain might be exposed at just the wrong time, that's the concern.

  2. Army Gen. John Campbell:

    You do have some of the Taliban breaking off and claiming allegiance toward ISIS. Part of that is happening in different parts of Afghanistan, we have seen some of the recruiting. We have seen some night letters. We have seen some talk of it at some of the universities. It is a concern to President Ghani, therefore, a concern to me.

  3. Philip Baggaley:

    It's a reasonable concern that they are going to emerge from this with a lot more debt.

  4. Asim Rahman:

    The acquisition terms reflect paying a very high valuation multiple and the deal could constrain inorganic investment in the pharma division at a time when the future pipeline of this division is a key concern for investors, following a future integration of Monsanto, Bayer could find itself with a weakened pharma business.

  5. Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Eleventh, Chapter 1:

    There are certainly moments, said Chad, when you seem to me too good to be true. Yet if you are true, he added, that seems to be all that need concern me.

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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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