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English Dictionary: concern by the DICT Development Group
5 results for concern
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
  2. an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
    Synonym(s): concern, care, fear
  3. a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
    Antonym(s): unconcern
  4. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
    Synonym(s): concern, worry, headache, vexation
  5. 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"
    Synonym(s): business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation
  1. be relevant to; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"; "My remark pertained to your earlier comments"
    Synonym(s): refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on, have-to doe with
  2. be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
    Synonym(s): concern, interest, occupy, worry
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Going \Go"ing\, p. pr. of {Go}. Specif.:
            (a) That goes; in existence; available for present use or
                  enjoyment; current; obtainable; also, moving; working;
                  in operation; departing; as, he is of the brightest
                  men going; going prices or rate.
            (b) Carrying on its ordinary business; conducting
                  business, or carried on, with an indefinite prospect
                  of continuance; -- chiefly used in the phrases
      {a going business},
      {concern}, etc.
            (c) Of or pert. to a going business or concern; as, the
                  going value of a company.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Concern \Con*cern"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concerned}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Concerning}.] [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}.]
      1. To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection
            with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
                     Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those
                     things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ. --Acts
                                                                              xxviii. 31.
                     Our wars with France have affected us in our most
                     tender interests, and concerned us more than those
                     with any other nation.                        --Addison.
                     It much concerns a preacher first to learn The
                     genius of his audience and their turn. --Dodsley.
                     Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is
                     concerned.                                          --J. F.
      2. To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good
            prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
                     They think themselves out the reach of Providence,
                     and no longer concerned to solicit his favor.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Concern \Con*cern"\, v. i.
      To be of importance. [Obs.]
               Which to deny concerns more than avails. --Shak.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Concern \Con*cern"\, n.
      1. That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.
                     The private concerns of fanilies.      --Addison.
      2. That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest;
                     Mysterious secrets of a high concern. --Roscommon.
      3. Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard;
            solicitude; anxiety.
                     O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns And gentle
                     wishes follow me to battle.               --Addison.
      4. (Com.) Persons connected in business; a firm and its
            business; as, a banking concern.
      {The whole concern}, all connected with a particular affair
            or business.
      Syn: Care; anxiety; solicitude; interest; regard; business;
               affair; matter; moment. See {Care}.
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