concern


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 pertaining to a going business or concern; as,
          the going value of a company.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Goiter
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those
            things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ. --Acts
                                                  xxviii. 31.
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            Our wars with France have affected us in our most
            tender interests, and concerned us more than those
            with any other nation.                --Addison.
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            It much concerns a preacher first to learn
            The genius of his audience and their turn.
                                                  --Dodsley.
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            Ignorant, so far as the usual instruction is
            concerned.                            --J. F.
                                                  Cooper.
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   2. To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good
      prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
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            They think themselves out the reach of Providence,
            and no longer concerned to solicit his favor.
                                                  --Rogers.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Concern \Con*cern"\, v. i.
   To be of importance. [Obs.]
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         Which to deny concerns more than avails. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Concern \Con*cern"\, n.
   1. That which relates or belongs to one; business; affair.
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            The private concerns of fanilies.     --Addison.
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   2. That which affects the welfare or happiness; interest;
      moment.
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            Mysterious secrets of a high concern. --Roscommon.
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   3. Interest in, or care for, any person or thing; regard;
      solicitude; anxiety.
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            O Marcia, let me hope thy kind concerns
            And gentle wishes follow me to battle. --Addison.
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   4. (Com.) Persons connected in business; a firm and its
      business; as, a banking concern.
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   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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