Ag"gre*gate, n. 1. 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.
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. (Zoöl.) United into a common
organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
Corporation aggregate. (Law) See under
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
It is many times hard to discern to which of the two sorts,
the good or the bad, a man ought to be aggregated.
3. To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads,
aggregating five hundred bushels. [Colloq.]
Syn. -- To heap up; accumulate; pile; collect.