from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
- adj. Tending to move in or form a group with others of the same kind: gregarious bird species.
- adj. Botany Growing in groups that are close together but not densely clustered or matted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing.
- adj. Of animals that travel in herds or packs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Disposed to live in flocks or herds; inclined to gather in companies; not preferring solitude or restricted companionship: as, cattle and sheep are gregarious animals; men are naturally gregarious.
- In botany, growing in open clusters, not matted together.
- By Drude and subsequent writers gregarious plants are further determined as growing in patches among other vegetation, thus contrasting with social species, which dominate the whole ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others
- adj. (of plants) growing in groups that are close together
- adj. (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species
Kebron was the mortal enemy of the term "gregarious," likely to try and eliminate it from any dictionary in any language.
But public opinion, because of the tremendous urge to conformity in gregarious animals, is less tolerant than any system of law '.
But public opinion, because of the tremendous urge to conformity in gregarious animals, is less tolerant than any system of law.
His son, whom he described as a gregarious comic, was trying to support his 2-year-old daughter Aniyah, who lives with the West family and is being raised by her grandparents.
But during the last two years of the Bush administration, Bolton's successor, Afghan-born Zalmay Khalilzad, became known as a gregarious and affable diplomat who improved relations somewhat.
On the one hand the novel is that friendly old beast, the late Victorian realist novel in English - gregarious, self-aware, pompous.
Garrigus - his name might as well be "gregarious" - was thankful, too, despite a tough way to lose.
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MOTT pilots called the gregarious Murphy “The Mayor” because he could enter a room full of strangers and leave with two new friends.
These vultures certainly may be called gregarious, for they seem to have pleasure in society, and are not solely brought together by the attraction of a common prey.
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