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CONGLOMERATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conglomerate mean? 

CONGLOMERATE (noun)
  The noun CONGLOMERATE has 2 senses:

1. a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
2. a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

  Familiarity information: CONGLOMERATE used as a noun is rare.


CONGLOMERATE (adjective)
  The adjective CONGLOMERATE has 1 sense:

1. composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass

  Familiarity information: CONGLOMERATE used as an adjective is very rare.


CONGLOMERATE (verb)
  The verb CONGLOMERATE has 1 sense:

1. collect or gather

  Familiarity information: CONGLOMERATE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONGLOMERATE (noun)


Sense 1conglomerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A composite rock made up of particles of varying size

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

conglomerate; pudding stone

Hypernyms ("conglomerate" is a kind of...):

rock; stone (material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust)


Sense 2conglomerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

conglomerate; empire

Hypernyms ("conglomerate" is a kind of...):

corp; corporation (a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "conglomerate"):

publishing conglomerate; publishing empire (a conglomerate of publishing companies)


CONGLOMERATE (adjective)


Sense 1conglomerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass

Context example:

the conglomerate peoples of New England

Similar:

combined (made or joined or united into one)


CONGLOMERATE (verb)


Sense 1conglomerate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Collect or gather

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

pile up; cumulate; conglomerate; amass; accumulate; gather

Context examples:

Journals are accumulating in my office / The work keeps piling up

Hypernyms (to "conglomerate" is one way to...):

increase (become bigger or greater in amount)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "conglomerate"):

backlog (accumulate and create a backlog)

accrete (grow or become attached by accretion)

drift (be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Sentence example:

The crowds conglomerate in the streets


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