What does congregate mean?

Definitions for congregateˈkɒŋ grɪˌgeɪt; ˈkɒŋ grɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. congregate(verb)

    come together, usually for a purpose

    "The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"


  1. congregate(Verb)

    : To collect into an assembly or assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a united body; to gather together; to mass; to compact.

  2. congregate(Verb)

    : To come together; to assemble; to meet.

  3. congregate(Adjective)

    Collected; compact; close.

  4. Origin: congregatus, past participle of congregare; from con- + gregare, from grex. See gregarious.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Congregate(adj)

    collected; compact; close

  2. Congregate(verb)

    to collect into an assembly or assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a united body; to gather together; to mass; to compact

  3. Congregate(verb)

    to come together; to assemble; to meet

  4. Origin: [L. congregatus, p. p. of congregare to congregate; on- + gregare to collect into a flock, fr. grex flock, herd. See Gregarious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Congregate

    kong′gre-gāt, v.t. to gather together: to assemble.—v.i. to flock together.—p.adj. Congregat′ed, assembled: aggregated.—n. Congregā′tion, the act of congregating: an assemblage of persons or things: (O.T.) a name given to the children of Israel: a body of people united to worship in a particular church: the name given to the body of Protestant Reformers in Scotland in the time of Mary.—adj. Congregā′tional, pertaining to a congregation.—ns. Congregā′tionalism, a form of church government in which each congregation is independent in the management of its own affairs—also called Independency; Congregā′tionalist, adherent of Congregationalism. [L. congregāre, -ātumcon, together, and grex, gregis, a flock.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of congregate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of congregate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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