What does conglomerate mean?

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

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word conglomerate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pudding stone, conglomeratenoun

    a composite rock made up of particles of varying size

  2. conglomerate, empireadjective

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

  3. conglomerateverb

    composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass

    "the conglomerate peoples of New England"

  4. accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amassverb

    collect or gather

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


  1. conglomeratenoun

    A cluster of heterogeneous things.

  2. conglomeratenoun

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

  3. conglomeratenoun

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

  4. conglomerateverb

    To combine together into a larger mass.

  5. conglomerateverb

    To combine together into a larger corporation.

  6. conglomerateadjective

    Clustered together into a mass.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conglomerateadjective

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Fluids are separated in the liver, and the other conglobate and conglomerate glands. George Cheyne, Phil. Prin.

    The beams of light, when they are multiplied and conglomerate, generate heat. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 267.


    To gather into a ball, like a ball of thread; to inweave into a round mass.

    Etymology: conglomero, Lat.

    The liver is one great conglomerated gland, composed of innumerable small glands, each of which consisteth of soft fibres, in a distinct or separate convolution. Nehemiah Grew, Cosmol.


  1. conglomerate

    A conglomerate is a large corporation formed by the merging of separate and diverse firms, often involved in different types of businesses. Its structure comprises a parent company and many subsidiaries or divisions. These companies are usually unrelated in terms of their business activities. This system allows each division to operate as its own entity under the larger corporate umbrella, providing diversification and risk distribution for the parent company.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conglomerateadjective

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

  2. Conglomerateadjective

    closely crowded together; densly clustered; as, conglomerate flowers

  3. Conglomerateadjective

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

  4. Conglomeratenoun

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

  5. Conglomeratenoun

    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. Conglomerateverb

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

  7. Etymology: [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.]


  1. Conglomerate

    congregated; massed together.

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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 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.

  2. 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.

  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. Alexander Mayer:

    The advantages from having a diversified conglomerate, for funding purposes for example, are not as pronounced as the valuation discount on conglomerates through complex structures, companies are more vulnerable to takeovers or become targets of activist investors if they are burdened with a conglomerate discount.

  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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Translations for conglomerate

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

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