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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun concern:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb concern:

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Definition of the noun concern

What does concern mean as a name of something?

Concern is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: concerns

  1. something that interests you because it is important or affects you
  2. an anxious feeling
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of concern: care / fear
    • more generic word: anxiety = a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
  3. a feeling of sympathy for someone or something
  4. something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
  5. a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

Alternative definition of the noun concern


  1. That which affects one's welfare or happiness
  2. The expression of solicitude, anxiety, or compassion toward a thing or person.
  3. A business, firm or enterprise; a company.

Definition of the verb concern

What does concern mean as a doing word?

Concern is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: concerned | concerning | concerns

  1. be relevant to
  2. be on the mind of

Alternative definition of the verb concern


  1. [transitive] To be of importance to.
  2. [transitive] To make somebody worried.


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.

  • born in (25 years ago)


"Concern" is a book by Tamba Sasuna Samba.

  • also known as "Concern: a guide to sound moral living for adolescents"


"Concern" is a musical album of Concern.

  • released in (7 years ago)


  1. Concern: A concern is a type of business group common in Europe, particularly in Germany. It results from the merger of several legally independent companies into a single economic entity under unified management. These associated companies are called "Group" companies.
  2. Concern: In computer science, a concern is a particular set of information that has an effect on the code of a computer program. A concern can be as general as the details of database interaction or as specific as performing a primitive calculation, depending on the level of conversation between developers and the program being discussed. IBM uses the term concern space to describe the sectioning of conceptual information.

Phrases with Concern

  1. Concern Troll
  2. to concern
  3. self-concern
  4. Going concern
  5. banking concern
  6. earthly concern
  7. worldly concern
  8. business concern
  9. printing concern
  10. packaging concern
  11. To Whom It May Concern
  12. To Whom This May Concern

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Concern

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Google previewProtecting Participants and Facilitating Social and Behavioral Sciences Research (2003)

by Panel on Institutional Review Boards, Surveys, and Social Science Research, National Research Council, Committee on National Statistics, Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

A major concern is that the linchpins of the protection system— institutional review boards (IRBs)—are overloaded and underfunded and so may not be able to adequately protect participants from harm in high-risk research, such as clinical ...

Google previewTextbook of Psychiatric Epidemiology (2011)

by Ming T. Tsuang, Mauricio Tohen, Peter Jones

The first concern is that all patients allocated to haloperidol were also treated with benztropine, an anticholinergic agent. The concern is that this does not reflect established clinical practice (many reserve anticholinergics for patients who suffer ...

Google previewEffective and Safe Waste Management (1992)

Interfacing Sciences and Engineering with Monitoring and Risk Analysis by Robert L. Jolley, Rhoda G.M. Wang

Neal Navarro and Bill Quan INTRODUCTION In assessing a hazardous waste disposal facility, the main concern is the risk or possible risk to the public health or the environment posed by the operation of the facility. To identify this risk one ...

Google previewCreative Research (2010)

The Theory and Practice of Research for the Creative Industries by Hilary Collins

A further concern is that of contamination. This may arise where data from the pilot study are included in the main results and where pilot participants are included in the main study, but new data are collected from these people. If your research ...

Google previewBioenergy in the Southeast (1996)

Status, Opportunities and Challenges, Recommendations of the Southeast Bioenergy Roundtable by Phillip C. Badger

A concern is that land near wetlands and important to wetland function could be drained to grow biomass crops High biomass crop productivity can be attained under these conditions. Sites with poorly drained, high-organic soils in areas like ...

Google previewMilitary Spending in Developing Countries (1997)

by Brian MacDonald

An acute concern is the future ...

Google previewWorld Social Science Report 2013 Changing Global Environments (2013)

Changing Global Environments by International Social Science Council, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Though greenhouse gas emissions have many sources, the major area of concern is the burning of fossil fuels. This happens predominantly in the North, though China and India's recent industrial development has contributed significantly.

Google previewHegel's Political Philosophy: A Systematic Reading of the Philosophy of Right (2007)

by Thom Brooks

The first concern is that the systematic reading is uneven in its application. We might expect a systema— tic reading to draw special attention to the relation between a text and a larger philosophical system. This reading would demonstrate ...

Google previewThe Battle against Exclusion Social Assistance in Australia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom (1998)

Social Assistance in Australia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom by OECD

A further underlying concern is that children raised in long-term non-employed families which are dependent on social 67 68 assistance may, in turn, perform poorly at school, leave. Countering exclusion and promoting independence The risk ...

Google previewEducation in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Netherlands Antilles (2014)

by Emel Thomas

The first major concern is that almost all of the expansion in this higher education sector has been sponsored by State funding. If the government experiences revenue problems, cutbacks in the system will be inevitable. The financing of tuition ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of Geography (2002)

The Environment and Humankind by Ian Douglas, Richard John Huggett, Mike Robinson

This is not to say that human geography was entirely oblivious to qualitative aspects of life before then, simply that the traditional preoccupation with natural resources, production and population characteristics tended to dominate any concern ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Geography (2013)

by Noel Castree, Alisdair Rogers, Rob Kitchin

It can be seen as a geographical attempt to marry together the concerns of the three strands of left thinking in the academic and the wider world, namely: the ' social left' concern with work, income, and employment, the 'cultural left' concern with ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2007)

by Thomas A. Schwandt

phenomena are a central concern in the literary turn in the social sciences. Experiments with multivoiced, dialogic, and polyphonic texts are, in part , ...

Google previewA First English Dictionary (1995)

For ESL Students by Raja Tewfik Nasr

concern noun interest, business ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Economics (2003)

by Donald Rutherford

concern. (510). A commercial organization,usually afirm, whichis expectedto continue to operate for the foreseeable future. going. rate(820). A wage rate whichis regarded asthe acceptable pay at a particular time for an occupational ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethics: P-W (2001)

by Lawrence C. Becker, Charlotte B. Becker

If this is all it takes to be p-just, then Plato cannot reasonably claim that p-justice requires concern for the good of others. The deviant people, however, are meant to show that p-justice requires more than the steady pursuit of our rational plans.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2008)

by Clive N. Svendsen, Allison D. Ebert

Significant ethical and moral concerns arose over the potential for abuse of newly developed biotechnologies, and rising concern among many religious groups over the potential for fertilized embryos, viewed by many as sacred human lives, ...

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Quotes about Concern

I like that I am poor,
That’d fetch me others’ concern.
I like that I fall ill,
That’d earn me others’ concern.
I like that I am aged,
That’d grant me others’ concern.
Such occasions failing,
I’d pretend like those.
28.07.2009 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of C3O1N1C3E1R1N1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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