Congeries
Congeries Con*ge"ri*es, n. sing. & pl. [L., fr. congerere. See {Congest}.] A collection of particles or bodies into one mass; a heap; an aggregation. [1913 Webster]

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  • congeries — (n.) 1610s, from L. congeries heap, pile, collected mass, from congerere to carry together (see CONGEST (Cf. congest)). False singular congery is from 1866. Man should have some sense of responsibility to the human congeries. As a matter of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • congeries — pronounced kon jeer iz and, derived from Latin congerere ‘to heap together’, is a collective name for any disorderly collection of people or things. It is singular despite its plural looking form: • The Galaxy is nothing else than a congeries of… …   Modern English usage

  • congeries — congeries. (Del lat. congerĭes). f. Ret. Acumulación de palabras o frases cuyos significados guardan entre sí cierta relación de sinonimia …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • congeries — (Del lat. congerĭes). f. Ret. Acumulación de palabras o frases cuyos significados guardan entre sí cierta relación de sinonimia …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • congeries — [kän′jə rēz΄, kän jir′ēz] n. pl. congeries [L < congerere: see CONGEST] a collection of things or parts massed together; heap; pile …   English World dictionary

  • congeries — index agglomeration, assemblage, body (collection), entirety Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • congeries — noun (plural congeries) Etymology: Latin, from congerere Date: circa 1619 aggregation, collection …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • congeries — /kon jear eez, kon jeuh reez/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) a collection of items or parts in one mass; assemblage; aggregation; heap: From the airplane the town resembled a congeries of tiny boxes. [1610 20; < L: a heap, equiv. to conger (s …   Universalium

  • congeries — noun /ˈkɒnʤəriːz,kənˈʤɪəriːz,ˈkɑːnʤəriːz/ A collection or aggregation of disparate items. The world has seen the postal system developed from a congeries of independent and exclusive services into a well ordered union, of which all countries… …   Wiktionary

  • congeries — [kɒn dʒɪəri:z, ɪz] noun (plural same) a disorderly collection. Origin C16: from L. congeries heap, pile , from congerere heap up …   English new terms dictionary

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