1. To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil." Milton.
2. To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
It is many times hard to discern to which of the two sorts, the good or the bad, a man ought to be aggregated.
3. To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels. [Colloq.]
Syn. To heap up; accumulate; pile; collect.
(Ag"gre*gate) a. [L. aggregatus, p. p.]
1. Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
The aggregate testimony of many hundreds.
Sir T. Browne.
2. (Anat.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
3. (Bot.) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels
formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
4. (Min. & Geol.) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree
as to be separable by mechanical means.
5. (Zoöl.) United into a common organized mass; said of certain compound animals.
Corporation aggregate. (Law) See under Corporation.
1. A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
In an aggregate the particulars are less intimately mixed than in a compound.
2. (Physics) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; in distinction from a compound,
formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
In the aggregate, collectively; together.
(Ag"gre*gate*ly), adv. Collectively; in mass.
(Ag`gre*ga"tion) n. [Cf. LL. aggregatio, F. agrégation.] The act of aggregating, or the
state of being aggregated; collection into a mass or sum; a collection of particulars; an aggregate.
Each genus is made up by aggregation of species.
A nation is not an idea only of local extent and individual momentary aggregation, but . . . of continuity,
which extends in time as well as in numbers, and in space.
(Ag"gre*ga*tive) a. [Cf. Fr. agrégatif.]
1. Taken together; collective.
2. Gregarious; social. [R.] Carlyle.
(Ag"gre*ga`tor) n. One who aggregates.
(Ag*grege") v. t. [OF. agreger. See Aggravate.] To make heavy; to aggravate. [Obs.] Chaucer.