What does conglomerate mean?

Definitions for conglomerate
kənˈglɒm ər ɪt, kəŋ-; -əˌreɪtcon·glom·er·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pudding stone, conglomerate(noun)

    a composite rock made up of particles of varying size

  2. conglomerate, empire(adj)

    a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

  3. conglomerate(verb)

    composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass

    "the conglomerate peoples of New England"

  4. accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amass(verb)

    collect or gather

    "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"


  1. conglomerate(Noun)

    A cluster of heterogeneous things.

  2. conglomerate(Noun)

    A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation's primary activity.

  3. conglomerate(Noun)

    A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.

  4. conglomerate(Verb)

    To combine together into a larger mass.

  5. conglomerate(Verb)

    To combine together into a larger corporation.

  6. conglomerate(Adjective)

    Clustered together into a mass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conglomerate(adj)

    gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together; concentrated; as, conglomerate rays of light

  2. Conglomerate(adj)

    closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers

  3. Conglomerate(adj)

    composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together

  4. Conglomerate(noun)

    that which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection; accumulation

  5. Conglomerate(noun)

    a rock, composed or rounded fragments of stone cemented together by another mineral substance, either calcareous, siliceous, or argillaceous; pudding stone; -- opposed to agglomerate. See Breccia

  6. Conglomerate(verb)

    to gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass

  7. Origin: [L. conglomeratus, p. p. of conglomerare to roll together; con- + glomerare to wind into a ball. See Glomerate.]


  1. Conglomerate

    A conglomerate is a combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses that fall under one corporate group, usually involving a parent company and many subsidiaries. Often, a conglomerate is a multi-industry company. Conglomerates are often large and multinational.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conglomerate

    kon-glom′ėr-āt, adj. gathered into a clew or mass.—v.t. to gather into a ball.—n. a rock composed of pebbles cemented together.—n. Conglomerā′tion, state of being conglomerated: a collection of things. [L. conglomerāre, -ātumcon, together, and glomus, glomeris, a clew, akin to globus.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conglomerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conglomerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of conglomerate in a Sentence

  1. David Brock:

    It's not a vast right wing conspiracy. It's a right-wing conglomerate, it's more sophisticated, it's well-financed, it's well known.

  2. Alexander Mayer:

    Companies are more vulnerable to takeovers or become targets of activist investors if they are burdened with a conglomerate discount.

  3. Philip Hampton:

    To me, it isn't a screaming case that this is a useless conglomerate that needs to be broken up, there are absolutely good arguments for that (consumer) business to fit well with large pharma.

  4. David Tawil:

    Lampert has successfully spun out other pieces of the overall conglomerate over time, and that has gone to shareholders, either through a dividend or spinning out the stock, that's still a possibility for some of the assets of the company.

  5. Yasuhiro Narita:

    From a concentration risk perspective, it appears to be high risk, while Citic is a conglomerate, it deals with areas such as real estate and raw materials development which are facing deteriorating conditions, we need to note the possibility of future losses.

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  • конгломератBulgarian
  • Konglomerat, Multikonzern, MischkonzernGerman
  • ετερογενών δραστηριοτήτωνGreek
  • monialayhtiö, konglomeraatti, kasauma, monialayritysFinnish
  • समूहHindi
  • konglomerátumHungarian
  • konglomeratIndonesian
  • völuberg, fjölgreinafyrirtæki, hlaupa í kökk, samsteypa, steypa saman, sundurleitur, safna saman, samsetturIcelandic
  • conglomeraatDutch
  • конгломератRussian

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