[ kon-jeer-eez, kon-juh-reez ]
/ kɒnˈdʒɪər iz, ˈkɒn dʒə riz /

noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

a collection of items or parts in one mass; assemblage; aggregation; heap: From the airplane the town resembled a congeries of tiny boxes.

Origin of congeries

1610–20; < Latin: a heap, equivalent to conger- (stem of congerere to collect, heap up, equivalent to con- con- + gerere to bear, carry) + -iēs noun suffix; cf. rabies, series Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for congeries

/ (kɒnˈdʒɪəriːz) /


(functioning as singular or plural) a collection of objects or ideas; mass; heap

Word Origin for congeries

C17: from Latin, from congerere to pile up, from gerere to carry
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