Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Nov
18
2013

aggregate

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noun
ae grə giht

a sum, combination, or composite of separable elements.
example: The aggregate of her experiences lent her wisdom.
example: Concrete is an aggregate composed of mineral elements mixed with cement.

adjective
ae grə giht

1. added up, combined, or considered as a whole.
example: Since February, aggregate wages have fallen.

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an aggregate fruit (Wikimedia Commons)

2. formed in a dense cluster or mass.
example: Aggregate fruits are formed by the merging of multiple ovaries belonging to a single flower.

transitive verb
ae grə geIt

1. to collect in one mass or sum.
example: The museum aggregated numerous works of the artist that had previously been in the hands of private collectors.
example: If we aggregate our funds, we’ll have enough capital to start the business.
example: This website aggregates news from many different online newspapers.

2. to add up to.
example: Her debts aggregated thousands of dollars.

intransitive verb
ae grə geIt

to combine or unite into a mass or whole.

Word Parts

This word contains the following parts:
ag- : Latin prefix meaning to, toward

greg : Latin root meaning flock, gathering