Definitions for: Concern


[n] something that interests you because it is important or affects you; "the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
[n] something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
[n] a feeling of sympathy for someone or something; "She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
[n] an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
[n] 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"
[v] be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to; "What's this novel all about?"; "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
[v] be on the mind of; "What is worrying you?"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
Cooper.

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.
--Rogers.


Con*cern", v. i.
To be of importance. [Obs.]

Which to deny concerns more than avails. --Shak.


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;
moment.

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.

Synonyms: bear on, business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, care, come to, fear, headache, occupy, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on, vexation, worry, worry

Antonyms: unconcern

See Also: affair, affairs, affect, agency, anxiety, apply, brokerage, bugaboo, burden, business, business firm, carrier, center, center on, chain, common carrier, concentrate on, corp, corporation, dealership, division, earth, earthly concern, encumbrance, enterprise, fellow feeling, firm, focus on, franchise, go for, hold, house, incumbrance, interest, interest, involve, involvement, load, maker, manufacturer, manufacturing business, matter, matter to, negative stimulus, onus, part, partnership, personal business, point of honor, processor, regard, revolve about, revolve around, shipbuilder, softheartedness, solicitousness, solicitude, sympathy, tenderness, thing, underperformer, world, worldly concern

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