from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To form or gather into a mass or whole.
- intransitive v. To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate.
- transitive v. To cause to form into a mass or whole.
- n. A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields.
- n. A collected heterogeneous mass; a cluster: a city-suburban conglomerate; a conglomerate of color, passion, and artistry.
- n. Geology A rock consisting of pebbles and gravel embedded in cement.
- adj. Gathered into a mass; clustered.
- adj. Geology Made up of loosely cemented heterogeneous material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cluster of heterogeneous things.
- n. A corporation formed by the combination of several smaller corporations whose activities are unrelated to the corporation's primary activity.
- n. A rock consisting of gravel or pebbles embedded in a matrix.
- adj. Clustered together into a mass.
- v. To combine together into a larger mass.
- v. To combine together into a larger corporation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Gathered into a ball or a mass; collected together; concentrated.
- adj. Closely crowded together; densly clustered.
- adj. Composed of stones, pebbles, or fragments of rocks, cemented together.
- n. That which is heaped together in a mass or conpacted from various sources; a mass formed of fragments; collection; accumulation.
- n. A rock, composed or rounded fragments of stone cemented together by another mineral substance, either calcareous, siliceous, or argillaceous; pudding stone; -- opposed to agglomerate. See Breccia.
- transitive v. To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To gather into a ball or round body; collect into a round mass.
- To bring together into a mass or heap; collect and form into a whole, without regard to congruity or homogeneity; form a conglomeration of.
- Gathered into a ball or round body; collected or clustered together.
- In botany, densely clustered.
- In entomology, gathered irregularly in one or more spots, instead of being distributed evenly over the surface: said of hairs, punctures, dots, etc.
- Composed of heterogeneous or incongruous materials; conglomerated.
- n. In geology, a rock made up of the rounded and water-worn debris of previously existing rocks, consisting, at least in part, of fragments large enough to be called pebbles. Also called conglomerate rock.
- n. Anything composed of heterogeneous or incongruous materials.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. collect or gather
- adj. composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass
- n. a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
- n. a composite rock made up of particles of varying size
Latin conglomerāre, conglomerāt- : com-, com- + glomerāre, to wind into a ball (from glomus, glomer-, ball).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)