Meaning of AGGREGATE in English


I. -gə̇t also -ˌgāt; usu -d.+V adjective

Etymology: Middle English aggregat, from Latin aggregatus, past participle of aggregare to add to, from ad- + greg-, grex flock — more at gregarious

1. : formed by the collection of units or particles into a body, mass, or amount : collective

the aggregate sentiments of mankind — J.F.Byrnes


(1) of a flower : clustered in a dense mass or head

(2) of a fruit : formed from the several separate or fused ovaries of a single flower — distinguished from multiple ; see fruit illustration

b. of a rock

(1) : composed of mineral crystals of one or more kinds

(2) : composed of mineral or rock fragments


(1) of a colonial animal : united in a somewhat continuous mass

(2) of a hibernating animal : gathered into a compact mass

d. : formed into clusters or groups of lobules

2. : aggregative 2

• aggregately adverb

• aggregateness noun -es

II. -ˌgāt, usu -ād.+V verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

transitive verb

1. : to collect or gather into a mass or whole : bring together

wealth aggregated by their industrial and commercial skill — Will Durant

2. : to make a part of the aggregate : unite as a constituent member

these people are now aggregated with us — Thomas Jefferson

3. : to amount in the aggregate to : form an aggregate of

audiences aggregating a million people

intransitive verb

: to come together : assemble

people … abandon their normal occupations, aggregate in predesignated places — Anatol Rapoport

III. -_gə̇t also -ˌgāt; usu -d.+V noun

( -s )

1. : a mass or body of units or parts somewhat loosely associated with one another

an aggregate of individuals actuated by economic self-interest — Douglas Bush

2. : the whole sum or amount : sum total

the aggregate of knowledge … is greater than ever before — C.H.Grandgent


a. : an aggregate rock

b. : any of several hard inert materials used for mixing in various-sized fragments with a cementing material to form concrete, mortar, or plaster

c. : a clustered mass of individual soil grains or particles varied in shape, ranging in size from a microscopic granule to a small crumb, and usually considered the basic structural unit of soil


a. : a total comprising all the elements or individuals in a particular category or a group of categories in an economy

b. Britain : the sum total of grades made by a student

5. : a set of mathematical elements having some property in common

the aggregate of rational numbers

Synonyms: see sum

- in the aggregate

IV. noun

: monetary aggregate herein

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