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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Music A performance given by one or more singers or instrumentalists or both.
  • n. Agreement in purpose, feeling, or action.
  • n. Unity achieved by mutual communication of views, ideas, and opinions: acted in concert on the issue.
  • n. Concerted action: "One feels between them an accumulation of gentleness and strength, a concert of energies” ( Vanity Fair).
  • transitive v. To plan or arrange by mutual agreement.
  • transitive v. To adjust; settle.
  • intransitive v. To act together in harmony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.
  • v. To plan; to devise; to arrange.
  • v. To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
  • n. Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
  • n. Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
  • n. A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.
  • transitive v. To plan; to devise; to arrange.
  • intransitive v. To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans.
  • n. Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
  • n. Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
  • n. A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To contrive and arrange mutually; construct or adjust, as a plan or system to be pursued, by conference or agreement.
  • To plan; devise.
  • In music, to arrange (a piece of music) for several voices or instruments.
  • [From the noun concert.] To sing in concert.
  • To act in concert: with with.
  • n. Agreement of two or more in a design or plan; combination formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme or enterprise; harmony.
  • n. In music: A set of instruments of the same kind, but of different sizes: as, a concert of viols. Also consort.
  • n. A public performance of music in which several singers or instrumentalists, or both, participate; especially, one in which the program consists of detached numbers: also applied to the performance of an oratorio, but not of an opera.
  • n. The harmonious combination of two or more voices or instruments.
  • n. A concerto.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
  • n. a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
  • v. settle by agreement

Etymologies

French, from Italian concerto, from Old Italian, agreement, harmony, from concertare, to bring into agreement, possibly from Vulgar Latin *concertāre, to settle by argument, from Latin, to debate : con-, com- + certāre, to contend, frequentative of cernere, to separate, decide by fighting; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French concert, from Italian concerto. (Wiktionary)

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