Definition of Gregarious

1. Adjective. (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species. "Gregarious bird species"

Category relationships: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Attributes: Gregariousness
Also: Social
Similar to: Social
Derivative terms: Gregariousness
Antonyms: Ungregarious



2. Adjective. Instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others. "He is a gregarious person who avoids solitude"
Similar to: Social
Derivative terms: Gregariousness

3. Adjective. (of plants) growing in groups that are close together.
Category relationships: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Similar to: Clustered
Antonyms: Ungregarious

Definition of Gregarious

1. a. Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone.

Definition of Gregarious

1. Adjective. (context: of a person) Describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing. ¹

2. Adjective. (zoology) Of animals that travel in herds or packs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gregarious

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Gregarious

1. Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone. "No birds of prey are gregarious." (Ray) 2. (of people) enjoying companionship; sociable; not solitary. 3. (of plants) growing in clusters. Grega"riously, Gre-ga'ri-ous-ness. Origin: L. Gregarius, fr. Grex, gregis, herd; cf. Gr. To assemble, Skr. Jar to approach. Cf. Congregate, Egregious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Gregarious Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gregarious

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greezes
greffier
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greffotome
gregal
gregale
gregales
gregaloid
gregarian
gregarinae
gregarine
gregarine movement
gregarines
gregarinosis
gregarious (current term)
gregariously
gregariousness
gregarization
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gregatim
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gregoryite
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greifensteinite
greige
greige goods
greiges

Literary usage of Gregarious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"Mountainous districts, Abyssinia ; in pairs. Oreotragus. Mountains of the Cape; sub-gregarious. Thar. Hills of Nepaul; not gregarious. ..."

2. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"Rocky hills of Deccan ; not gregarious. <-< ' Arabica. ... Arid deserts, Asia; periodically gregarious. Suborbital pits. f Antilope ..."

3. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"This emotion is gregarious or impersonally social. ... gregarious sentiment is passive, watchful, expectant, at once powerful and indistinct, ..."

4. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"This emotion is gregarious or impersonally social. ... gregarious sentiment is passive, watchful, expectant, at once powerful and indistinct, ..."

5. The Origin and Development of the Moral Ideas by Edvard Westermarck (1908)
"... embrace " '—although embrace even as an outward expression of affection plays a very insignificant part in the social relations of gregarious animals. ..."

6. Introduction to Sociology by Emory Stephen Bogardus (1917)
"The gregarious instinct. Elementally, human association is based on the gregarious ... The gregarious instinct is commonly confirmed by habit. ..."

7. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"... by a Butterfly— Entomology — Ants—Wasp killing a Spider — Parasitical Spider—Artifices of an Epeira—gregarious Spider—Spider with an unsymmetrical Web. ..."

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