[verb kong-gri-geyt; adjective kong-gri-git, -geyt] /verb ˈkɒŋ grɪˌgeɪt; adjective ˈkɒŋ grɪ gɪt, -ˌgeɪt/
verb (used without object), congregated, congregating.
to come together; assemble, especially in large numbers:
People waiting for rooms congregated in the hotel lobby.
verb (used with object), congregated, congregating.
to bring together in a crowd, body, or mass; assemble; collect.
formed by collecting; collective.
to collect together in a body or crowd; assemble
adjective (ˈkɒŋɡrɪɡɪt; -ˌɡeɪt)
collected together; assembled
relating to collecting; collective
mid-15c., from Latin congregatus “flocking together,” past participle of congregare “to herd together, collect in a flock, swarm; assemble,” from com- “together” (see com-) + gregare “to collect into a flock, gather,” from grex (genitive gregis) “a flock” (see gregarious). Related: Congregated; congregating.
noun 1. a type of housing in which each individual or family has a private bedroom or living quarters but shares with other residents a common dining room, recreational room, or other facilities.
[kong-gri-gey-shuh n] /ˌkɒŋ grɪˈgeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an assembly of persons brought together for common religious worship. 2. the act of congregating or the state of being congregated. 3. a gathered or assembled body; assemblage. 4. an organization formed for the purpose of providing for worship of God, for religious education, and for other church […]
[kong-gri-gey-shuh-nl] /ˌkɒŋ grɪˈgeɪ ʃə nl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a : congregational singing. 2. (initial capital letter) pertaining or adhering to a form of Protestant church government in which each local church acts as an independent, self-governing body, while maintaining fellowship with like . /ˌkɒŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃənəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a congregation […]
- Congregational church
noun 1. any evangelical Protestant Christian Church that is governed according to the principles of Congregationalism. In 1972 the majority of churches in the Congregational Church in England and Wales voted to become part of the United Reformed Church