2. A thing yielded; an acknowledgment or admission; a boon; a grant; esp. a grant by government of a
privilege or right to do something; as, a concession to build a canal.
This is therefore a concession, that he doth . . . believe the Scriptures to be sufficiently plain.
When a lover becomes satisfied by small compliances without further pursuits, then expect to find popular
assemblies content with small concessions.
(Con*ces"sion*ist), n. One who favors concession.
(Con*ces"sive) a. [L. concessivus.] Implying concession; as, a concessive conjunction.
(Con*ces"sive*ly), adv. By way of concession.
(Con*ces"so*ry) a. Conceding; permissive.
(Con*cet"tism) n. The use of concetti or affected conceits. [R.] C. Kingsley.
(||Con*cet"to) n.; pl. Concetti [It., fr. L. conceptus. See Conceit.] Affected wit; a conceit.
(Conch) n. [L. concha, Gr. . See Coach, n.]
1. (Zoöl.) A name applied to various marine univalve shells; esp. to those of the genus Strombus, which
are of large size. S. gigas is the large pink West Indian conch. The large king, queen, and cameo
conchs are of the genus Cassis. See Cameo.
The conch is sometimes used as a horn or trumpet, as in fogs at sea, or to call laborers from work.
2. In works of art, the shell used by Tritons as a trumpet.
3. One of the white natives of the Bahama Islands or one of their descendants in the Florida Keys; so
called from the commonness of the conch there, or because they use it for food.
4. (Arch.) See Concha, n.
5. The external ear. See Concha, n., 2.
(||Con"cha) n. [LL. (in sense 1), fr. concha. See Conch.]
1. (Arch.) The plain semidome of an apse; sometimes used for the entire apse.
2. (Anat.) The external ear; esp. the largest and deepest concavity of the external ear, surrounding the
entrance to the auditory canal.
(Con"chal) a. (Anat.) Pertaining to the concha, or external ear; as, the conchal cartilage.
(Con"chi*fer) n. [Cf. F. conchofère.] (Zoöl.) One of the Conchifera.
(||Con*chif"e*ra) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. concha + ferre to bear.] (Zoöl.) That class of Mollusca
which includes the bivalve shells; the Lamellibranchiata. See Mollusca.
(Con*chif"er*ous) a. Producing or having shells.
(Con"chi*form), a. [Conch + -form.] Shaped like one half of a bivalve shell; shell-shaped.