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CONGREGATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does congregation mean? 

CONGREGATION (noun)
  The noun CONGREGATION has 3 senses:

1. a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
2. an assemblage of people or animals or things collected together
3. the act of congregating

  Familiarity information: CONGREGATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONGREGATION (noun)


Sense 1congregation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

congregation; faithful; fold

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

social group (people sharing some social relation)

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

flock (a church congregation guided by a pastor)

Holonyms ("congregation" is a member of...):

denomination (a group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith)


Sense 2congregation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An assemblage of people or animals or things collected together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph / a great congregation of birds flew over

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

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


Sense 3congregation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of congregating

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

congregating; congregation

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

assemblage; assembly; gathering (the social act of assembling)


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