- (of a flower) formed of florets collected in a dense cluster but not cohering, as the daisy.
- (of a fruit) composed of a cluster of carpels belonging to the same flower, as the raspberry.
verb (used with object), ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing.
verb (used without object), ag·gre·gat·ed, ag·gre·gat·ing.
Origin of aggregate
Aggregāre is a compound of ag-, a variant of the prefix ad- “to, toward,” and a derivative of the noun grex (inflectional stem greg- ) “flock, herd, band, troop, company”; aggregāre therefore means “to make (people) flock together, enter into association, join”—the association with grex “flock” is clear.
The Latin forms come from the Proto-Indo-European root ger-, gere- “to gather, collect,” which appears in Celtic, Germanic, Baltic, and Slavic. Probably the most important derivative of ger-, gere- for the history of Western culture is the Greek noun agorá “meeting, assembly, market, marketplace, trade, traffic,” especially the Agora in Athens, the chief marketplace and center of the city’s civic life.
Examples from the Web for aggregate
Their hub is an aggregate of photographs and eyewitness reports taken by hundreds of collectives.Brazil’s World Cup Is An Expensive, Exploitative Nightmare|Vac Verikaitis|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And what Navfac calls “standard airfield concrete” is military-grade, made with aggregate and Portland cement.Why Can’t America’s Newest Stealth Jet Land Like It’s Supposed To?|Bill Sweetman|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This will aggregate a portable audience that you can later introduce to your crowdfunding launch.
In aggregate, Retsky received a larger dose of 5-FU than the standard concentrated therapy.
Because “improper dependence” is precisely the problem that limits on aggregate contributions are meant to attack.Originalists Making It Up Again: McCutcheon and ‘Corruption’|Lawrence Lessig|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It knows the value of small things, and considers that an aggregate of them makes up the sum of human affairs.Essays on Various Subjects|Hannah More
There were fourteen Caxtons, 'the aggregate produce' of which was £3 14s.The Book-Hunter in London|William Roberts
Our people probably surpass every other people in the world in individual and aggregate enterprise and energy.Ocean Steam Navigation and the Ocean Post|Thomas Rainey
Sweeping round, the vision meets an aggregate of peaks which look as fledglings to their mother towards the mighty Dom.The Beauties of Nature|Sir John Lubbock
The strength of the company was now as follows: Present, 66; absent, 11,—aggregate 77.