|1.||[ verb ] be about; have to do with; be relevant to; refer, pertain, or relate to|
|Synonyms:||refer pertain relate come_to touch bear_on touch_on|
"What's this novel all about?" "There were lots of questions referring to her talk"
|Related terms:||involve apply focus_on matter_to allude applicability|
|2.||[ verb ] be on the mind of|
|Synonyms:||occupy interest worry|
"I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
|Related terms:||preoccupy interest occupation|
|3.||[ noun ] something that interests you because it is important or affects you|
"the safety of the ship is the captain's concern"
|Related terms:||interest part matter worldly_concern personal_business point_of_honor|
|4.||[ noun ] an anxious feeling|
"care had aged him" "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
|Related terms:||anxiety fear|
|5.||[ noun ] something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness|
|Synonyms:||worry headache vexation|
"New York traffic is a constant concern" "it's a major worry"
|Related terms:||negative_stimulus business burden bugaboo worry worry|
|6.||[ noun ] a feeling of sympathy for someone or something|
"She felt strong concern for those less fortunate"
|Related terms:||unconcern sympathy solicitude softheartedness|
|7.||[ noun ] (business) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it|
|Synonyms:||business business_concern business_organization business_organisation|
"he bought his brother's business" "a small mom-and-pop business" "a racially integrated business concern"
|Related terms:||enterprise corporation firm manufacturer agency partnership processor carrier chain conglomerate underperformer franchise brokerage shipbuilder division shipping_room commercial_enterprise|