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gre·gar·i·ous

 (grĭ-gâr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
2. Tending to move in or form a group with others of the same kind: gregarious bird species.
3. Botany Growing in groups that are close together but not densely clustered or matted.

[Latin gregārius, belonging to a flock, from grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots.]

gre·gar′i·ous·ly adv.
gre·gar′i·ous·ness n.

gregarious

(ɡrɪˈɡɛərɪəs)
adj
1. (Sociology) enjoying the company of others
2. (Zoology) (of animals) living together in herds or flocks. Compare solitary6
3. (Botany) (of plants) growing close together but not in dense clusters
4. of, relating to, or characteristic of crowds or communities
[C17: from Latin gregārius belonging to a flock, from grex flock]
greˈgariously adv
greˈgariousness n

gre•gar•i•ous

(grɪˈgɛər i əs)

adj.
1. fond of the company of others; sociable.
2. living in flocks or herds.
3. Bot. growing in open clusters or colonies; not matted together.
4. pertaining to a flock or crowd.
[1660–70; < Latin gregārius belonging to a flock =greg-, s. of grex flock + -ārius -ary]
gre•gar′i•ous•ly, adv.
gre•gar′i•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gregarious - (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species; "gregarious bird species"
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
social - living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"
ungregarious - (of animals) not gregarious
2.gregarious - instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others; "he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude"
social - living together or enjoying life in communities or organized groups; "a human being is a social animal"; "mature social behavior"
3.gregarious - (of plants) growing in groups that are close together
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
ungregarious - (of plants) growing together in groups that are not close together

gregarious

gregarious

adjective
1. Disposed to be open, sociable, and talkative:
2. Of, characterized by, or inclined to living together in communities:
Translations
إجْتِماعي، مُحب لِمُرافقة الآخرينجَماعي
společenskýstádnídružnýhoufný
laumaseurallinen
nyájban élő
félagslyndurhópsækinn, hjarîleitinn
bandomis gyvenantyspulkais gyvenantys
bara-sabiedrisks
žijúci v kŕdli/v čriede
insancılsürü halinde yaşayantoplum severtoplumsal

gregarious

[grɪˈgɛərɪəs] ADJ [animal] → gregario; [person] → sociable

gregarious

[grɪˈgɛəriəs] adj
[person] → sociable
[animal, bird] → grégaire

gregarious

adj persongesellig; gregarious animal/instinctHerdentier nt/-trieb or -instinkt m

gregarious

[grɪˈgɛərɪəs] adj (animal) → gregario/a; (person) → socievole

gregarious

(griˈgeəriəs) adjective
1. liking the company of other people. a gregarious person.
2. (of animals, birds etc) living in groups. Geese are gregarious.
References in classic literature ?
It was so that the gregarious animals had overcome the predaceous; it was so, in human history, that the people had mastered the kings.
Young lady, I am disposed to be gregarious and communicative to-night.
They both looked to the right and to the left into most of the shops they passed, had a wary eye for all gregarious assemblages of people, and turned out of their road to avoid any very excited group of talkers.
It is one great advantage of a gregarious mode of life that each person rectifies his mind by other minds, and squares his conduct to that of his neighbors, so as seldom to be lost in eccentricity.
Well, at least you are better than that herd of swine in Vienna, whose gregarious grunt is, however, not more offensive than the isolated effort of the British hog.
Because we are gregarious we live in society, and society holds together by means of force, force of arms (that is the policeman) and force of public opinion
We felt the prod of gregarious instinct, the drawing together as though for united action, the impulse toward cooperation.
But he was gregarious, and since the sole social expression of the Yukon was the saloon, he expressed himself that way.
He did not know that he was himself possessed of unusual brain vigor; nor did he know that the persons who were given to probing the depths and to thinking ultimate thoughts were not to be found in the drawing rooms of the world's Morses; nor did he dream that such persons were as lonely eagles sailing solitary in the azure sky far above the earth and its swarming freight of gregarious life.
But he knew, further, that the comfort of the fire would be his, the protection of the gods, the companionship of the dogs--the last, a companionship of enmity, but none the less a companionship and satisfying to his gregarious needs.
Rio de Janeiro -- Excursion north of Cape Frio -- Great Evaporation -- Slavery -- Botofogo Bay -- Terrestrial Planariae -- Clouds on the Corcovado -- Heavy Rain -- Musical Frogs -- Phosphorescent Insects -- Elater, springing powers of -- Blue Haze -- Noise made by a Butterfly -- Entomology -- Ants -- Wasp killing a Spider -- Parasitical Spider -- Artifices of an Epeira -- Gregarious Spider -- Spider with an unsymmetrical Web.
Dimensions (by estimation)--Greatest length, eleven feet; height, six feet; head, erect; nostrils, expansive; eyes, expressive and fierce; teeth, serrated and abundant; tail, horizontal, waving, and slightly feline; feet, large and hairy; talons, long, curvated, dangerous; ears, inconspicuous; horns, elongated, diverging, and formidable; colour, plumbeous-ashy, with fiery spots; voice, sonorous, martial, and appalling; habits, gregarious, carnivorous, fierce, and fearless.