Definitions for: Aggregate


[n] the whole amount
[n] a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
[adj] gathered or tending to gather into a mass or whole; "the aggregate amount of indebtedness"
[adj] (botany) formed of separate units in a cluster; "raspberries are aggregate fruits"
[v] gather in a mass, sum, or whole
[v] amount in the aggregate to



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]
1. To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. ``The
aggregated soil.'' --Milton.

2. 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. --Wollaston.

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

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


Ag"gre*gate, a. [L. aggregatus, p. p.]
1. 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. (Zo["o]l.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of
certain compound animals.

Corporation aggregate. (Law) See under Corporation.


Ag"gre*gate, n.
1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is
an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.

Note: 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.

Synonyms: aggregative, collective, combine, congeries, conglomeration, mass, multiple, sum, total, totality

See Also: add up, amalgamate, amount, come, commix, mingle, mix, nekton, plankton, sum, sum total, summation, unify, unit, unitise, unitize, whole, whole thing

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