Definitions for congregateˈkɒŋ grɪˌgeɪt; ˈkɒŋ grɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•gre•gateˈkɒŋ grɪˌgeɪt; ˈkɒŋ grɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt(v.; adj.)-gat•ed, -gat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to come or bring together in a crowd, body, or mass; assemble, esp. in large numbers; collect.

  2. (adj.)congregated; assembled.

  3. formed by collecting; collective.

  4. of or pertaining to group housing that combines individual living quarters with communal facilities for food, care, and recreation.

Origin of congregate:

1350–1400; ME < L congregātus, ptp. of congregāre to form into a flock or group =con-con - +-gregāre, der. of grex flock; cf. gregarious

con′gre•ga`tor(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. congregate(verb)

    come together, usually for a purpose

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

Wiktionary

  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


Translations for congregate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

congregate(verb)

to come or bring together

A large crowd congregated in the street.

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