Hypertext Webster Gateway: "concerning"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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.

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Concerning \Con*cern"ing\, prep.
Pertaining to; regarding; having relation to; respecting; as

I have accepted thee concerning this thing. --Gen. xix.

The Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel. --Num. x.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Concerning \Con*cern"ing\, a.
Important. [Archaic]

So great and so concerning truth. --South.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Concerning \Con*cern"ing\, n.
1. That in which one is concerned or interested; concern;
affair; interest. ``Our everlasting concernments.'' --I.

To mix with thy concernments I desist. --Milton.

2. Importance; moment; consequence.

Let every action of concernment to begun with
prayer. --Jer. Taylor.

3. Concern; participation; interposition.

He married a daughter to the earl without any other
approbation of her father or concernment in it, than
suffering him and her come into his presence.

4. Emotion of mind; solicitude; anxiety.

While they are so eager to destroy the fame of
others, their ambition is manifest in their
concernment. --Dryden.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : referring or directing attention to; "as to what we have
discussed..."; "in relation to your inquiry...";
"income vis-a-vis expenditures" [syn: {as to}, {in
relation to}, {regarding}, {vis-a-vis}, {with reference
to}, {in regard to}, {with regard to}, {with respect to}]

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