Ag"gre*gate (&?;), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aggregated (&?;); p. pr. & vb. n. Aggregating.] [L. aggregatus, p. p. of aggregare to lead to a flock or herd; ad + gregare to collect into a flock, grex flock, herd. See Gregarious.]


To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil." Milton.


To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.

It is many times hard to discern to which of the two sorts, the good or the bad, a man ought to be aggregated.


To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels. [Colloq.]

Syn. -- To heap up; accumulate; pile; collect.


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Ag"gre*gate (&?;), a. [L. aggregatus, p. p.]


Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.

The aggregate testimony of many hundreds.
Sir T. Browne.

2. (Anat.)

Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.

3. (Bot.)

Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.

4. (Min. & Geol.)

Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.

5. (Zoöl.)

United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.

Corporation aggregate. (Law) See under Corporation.


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Ag"gre*gate, n.


A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.

⇒ In an aggregate the particulars are less intimately mixed than in a compound.

2. (Physics)

A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.

In the aggregate, collectively; together.


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