[gri-gair-ee-uh s] /grɪˈgɛər i əs/
fond of the company of others; sociable.
living in flocks or herds, as animals.
Botany. growing in open clusters or colonies; not matted together.
pertaining to a flock or crowd.
enjoying the company of others
(of animals) living together in herds or flocks Compare solitary (sense 6)
(of plants) growing close together but not in dense clusters
of, relating to, or characteristic of crowds or communities
1660s, “living in flocks” (of animals), from Latin gregarius “pertaining to a flock; of the herd, of the common sort, common,” from grex (genitive gregis) “flock, herd,” reduplication of PIE root *ger- “to gather together, assemble” (cf. Greek ageirein “to assemble,” agora “assembly;” Old Church Slavonic grusti “handful;” Lithuanian gurgulys “chaos, confusion,” gurguole “crowd, mass”). Sense of “sociable” first recorded 1789. Related: Gregariously; gregariousness.
[han-dee-kapt] /ˈhæn diˌkæpt/ adjective 1. Sometimes Offensive. physically or mentally disabled. 2. of or designed for handicapped people: handicapped parking. 3. Sports. (of a competitor) marked by, being under, or having a : a handicapped player. noun 4. (used with a plural verb) Sometimes Offensive. handicapped persons collectively (usually preceded by the): increased job opportunities […]
[hahr-mon-ik] /hɑrˈmɒn ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to , as distinguished from melody and rhythm. 2. marked by harmony; in harmony; concordant; consonant. 3. Physics. of, relating to, or noting a series of oscillations in which each oscillation has a frequency that is an integral multiple of the same basic frequency. 4. Mathematics. noun 5. Music. […]
[non-hahr-mon-ik, non-] /ˈnɒn hɑrˈmɒn ɪk, ˌnɒn-/ noun, Music. 1. a tone sounding with a chord of which it is not a chord tone.
[hahr-moh-nee-uh s] /hɑrˈmoʊ ni əs/ adjective 1. marked by agreement in feeling, attitude, or action: a harmonious group. 2. forming a pleasingly consistent whole; congruous: harmonious colors. 3. pleasant to the ear; tuneful; melodious. /hɑːˈməʊnɪəs/ adjective 1. (esp of colours or sounds) fitting together well 2. having agreement or consensus 3. tuneful, consonant, or melodious […]