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con·glom·er·ate

 (kən-glŏm′ə-rāt′)
v. con·glom·er·at·ed, con·glom·er·at·ing, con·glom·er·ates
v.intr.
1. To form or gather into a mass or whole.
2. To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate.
v.tr.
To cause to form into a mass or whole.
n. (-ər-ĭt)
1. A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields.
2. A collected heterogeneous mass; a cluster: a conglomerate of color, passion, and artistry.
3. Geology A coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded to subangular rock fragments cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or similar material.
adj. (-ər-ĭt)
1. Gathered into a mass; clustered.
2. Geology Made up of loosely cemented heterogeneous material.

[Latin conglomerāre, conglomerāt- : com-, com- + glomerāre, to wind into a ball (from glomus, glomer-, ball).]

con·glom′er·at′ic (-ə-răt′ĭk), con·glom′er·it′ic (-ə-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
con·glom′er·a′tor n.

conglomerate

n
1. a thing composed of heterogeneous elements; mass
2. (Geological Science) any coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded fragments of rock embedded in a finer matrix. Compare agglomerate3
3. (Commerce) a large corporation consisting of a group of companies dealing in widely diversified goods, services, etc
vb
to form into a cluster or mass
adj
4. made up of heterogeneous elements; massed
5. (Geological Science) (of sedimentary rocks) consisting of rounded fragments within a finer matrix
[C16: from Latin conglomerāre to roll up, from glomerāre to wind into a ball, from glomus ball of thread]

con•glom•er•ate

(n., adj. kənˈglɒm ər ɪt, kəŋ-; v. -əˌreɪt)

n., adj., v. -at•ed, -at•ing. n.
1. anything composed of heterogeneous materials or elements.
2. a corporation consisting of a number of subsidiary companies or divisions in a variety of unrelated industries.
3. a rock consisting of pebbles or the like embedded in a finer cementing material; consolidated gravel.
adj.
4. consisting of heterogeneous elements.
5. gathered into a rounded mass, or consisting of parts so gathered; clustered.
6. of or pertaining to a corporate conglomerate.
v.t.
7. to bring together into a cohering mass.
8. to gather into a rounded mass.
v.i.
9. to cluster together.
10. (of a company) to become part of or merge with a conglomerate.
[1565–75; < Latin conglomerātus, past participle of conglomerāre to concentrate =con- con- + glomerāre to form a ball, derivative of glomus, s. glomer- ball of yarn]
con•glom`er•at′ic (-əˈræt ɪk) con•glom`er•it′ic (-əˈrɪt-) adj.
con•glom′er•a`tor, n.

con·glom·er·ate

(kən-glŏm′ə-rāt′)
A coarse-grained sedimentary rock that consists of pebbles, gravel, or seashells cemented together by hardened silt, clay, calcium carbonate, or a similar material. See Table at rock.

Conglomerate

 a mass of separate items collected into a ball; things closely crowded or gathered together into a coherent mass or whole.
Examples: conglomerate of anecdotes; of flowers; of fragments; of fruit and leaves, 1572; of geologists—Lipton, 1970; of gravel and ice, 1856; of useful or useless knowledge, 1864.

conglomerate


Past participle: conglomerated
Gerund: conglomerating

Imperative
conglomerate
conglomerate
Present
I conglomerate
you conglomerate
he/she/it conglomerates
we conglomerate
you conglomerate
they conglomerate
Preterite
I conglomerated
you conglomerated
he/she/it conglomerated
we conglomerated
you conglomerated
they conglomerated
Present Continuous
I am conglomerating
you are conglomerating
he/she/it is conglomerating
we are conglomerating
you are conglomerating
they are conglomerating
Present Perfect
I have conglomerated
you have conglomerated
he/she/it has conglomerated
we have conglomerated
you have conglomerated
they have conglomerated
Past Continuous
I was conglomerating
you were conglomerating
he/she/it was conglomerating
we were conglomerating
you were conglomerating
they were conglomerating
Past Perfect
I had conglomerated
you had conglomerated
he/she/it had conglomerated
we had conglomerated
you had conglomerated
they had conglomerated
Future
I will conglomerate
you will conglomerate
he/she/it will conglomerate
we will conglomerate
you will conglomerate
they will conglomerate
Future Perfect
I will have conglomerated
you will have conglomerated
he/she/it will have conglomerated
we will have conglomerated
you will have conglomerated
they will have conglomerated
Future Continuous
I will be conglomerating
you will be conglomerating
he/she/it will be conglomerating
we will be conglomerating
you will be conglomerating
they will be conglomerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been conglomerating
you have been conglomerating
he/she/it has been conglomerating
we have been conglomerating
you have been conglomerating
they have been conglomerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been conglomerating
you will have been conglomerating
he/she/it will have been conglomerating
we will have been conglomerating
you will have been conglomerating
they will have been conglomerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been conglomerating
you had been conglomerating
he/she/it had been conglomerating
we had been conglomerating
you had been conglomerating
they had been conglomerating
Conditional
I would conglomerate
you would conglomerate
he/she/it would conglomerate
we would conglomerate
you would conglomerate
they would conglomerate
Past Conditional
I would have conglomerated
you would have conglomerated
he/she/it would have conglomerated
we would have conglomerated
you would have conglomerated
they would have conglomerated

conglomerate

A type of sedimentary rock made up of pebbles and larger rounded stones, cemented together by sandy material.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conglomerate - a composite rock made up of particles of varying sizeconglomerate - a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
2.conglomerate - a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
corp, corporation - a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
publishing conglomerate, publishing empire - a conglomerate of publishing companies
Verb1.conglomerate - collect or gatherconglomerate - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
backlog - accumulate and create a backlog
accrete - grow or become attached by accretion; "The story accreted emotion"
drift - be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow"
Adj.1.conglomerate - composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass; "the conglomerate peoples of New England"
combined - made or joined or united into one

conglomerate

noun corporation, multinational, corporate body, business, association, consortium, aggregate, agglomerate Fiat is Italy's largest industrial conglomerate.
Translations

conglomerate

A. [kənˈglɒmərɪt] N (Comm) → conglomerado m
B. [kənˈglɒməreɪt] VTconglomerar, aglomerar
C. [kənˈglɒməreɪt] VIconglomerarse, aglomerarse

conglomerate

[kənˈglɒmərət] n (COMMERCE)conglomérat m

conglomerate

n (also Geol, Comm) → Konglomerat nt
adj nationzusammengewürfelt; languageMisch-; conglomerate rock (Geol) → Konglomeratgestein nt

conglomerate

[kənˈglɒmərɪt] n (Comm, Geol) → conglomerato
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A sallow prisoner has come up, in custody, for the half- dozenth time to make a personal application "to purge himself of his contempt," which, being a solitary surviving executor who has fallen into a state of conglomeration about accounts of which it is not pretended that he had ever any knowledge, he is not at all likely ever to do.
It was, in reality, a conglomeration of smaller clouds.
In short, the natural Frenchman is a conglomeration of commonplace, petty, everyday positiveness, so that he is the most tedious person in the world.
And commissions and remembrances do so crowd upon one at such a time, that we were still busied with this employment when we found ourselves fused, as it were, into a dense conglomeration of passengers and passengers' friends and passengers' luggage, all jumbled together on the deck of a small steamboat, and panting and snorting off to the packet, which had worked out of dock yesterday afternoon and was now lying at her moorings in the river.
On my imparting this discovery in confidence to Peggotty, she informed me that her brother dealt in lobsters, crabs, and crawfish; and I afterwards found that a heap of these creatures, in a state of wonderful conglomeration with one another, and never leaving off pinching whatever they laid hold of, were usually to be found in a little wooden outhouse where the pots and kettles were kept.