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grɪˈgɛər i əsgre·gar·i·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gregarious(adj)

    (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species

    "gregarious bird species"

  2. gregarious(adj)

    instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others

    "he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude"

  3. gregarious(adj)

    (of plants) growing in groups that are close together


  1. gregarious(Adjective)

    Describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing.

    Etymology: From gregarius.

  2. gregarious(Adjective)

    Of animals that travel in herds or packs.

    Etymology: From gregarius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gregarious(adj)

    habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone

    Etymology: [L. gregarius, fr. grex, gregis, herd; cf. Gr. to assemble, Skr. jar to approach. Cf. Congregate, Egregious.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gregarious

    gre-gā′ri-us, adj. associating or living in flocks and herds.—adj. Gregā′rian.—n. Gregā-rianism.—adv. Gregā′riously.—n. Gregā′riousness. [L. gregariusgrex, gregis, a flock.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gregarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gregarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of gregarious in a Sentence

  1. Unknown:

    Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.

  2. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg:

    Man is a gregarious animal and much more so in his mind than in his body. A golden rule; judge men not by their opinions but by what their opinions have made of them.

  3. Northrop Frye:

    The metaphor of the king as the shepherd of his people goes back to ancient Egypt. Perhaps the use of this particular convention is due to the fact that, being stupid, affectionate, gregarious, and easily stampeded, the societies formed by sheep are most like human ones.

  4. Gary Parker:

    Now, it’s amazing— he stands up and holds his head up straight, in Sambany’s case, I didn’t know what kind of person he is. It turns out he should probably run for office: He’s gregarious, and laughs and shakes people’s hands, and [is] a really nice guy. But you’d never know this because seeing him with this giant mass was kind of frightening, and he couldn’t do much more than just try to get through the day.

  5. Larry Legere:

    Mike was a fun-loving guy, he was very gregarious, he was part of the community ; he was part of the family of this business that we're in.

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