Definition of "aggregate" []

  • Constituting or amounting to a whole; total: aggregate sales in that market. (adjective)
  • Botany Crowded or massed into a dense cluster. (adjective)
  • Composed of a mixture of minerals separable by mechanical means. (adjective)
  • A total considered with reference to its constituent parts; a gross amount: "An empire is the aggregate of many states under one common head” ( Edmund Burke). (noun)
  • The mineral materials, such as sand or stone, used in making concrete. (noun)
  • Formed of separate units collected into a whole; collective; corporate (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (of fruits and flowers) composed of a dense cluster of carpels or florets (adjective)
  • A sum or assemblage of many separate units; sum total (noun)
  • A rock, such as granite, consisting of a mixture of minerals (noun)
  • The sand and stone mixed with cement and water to make concrete (noun)
  • A group of closely related biotypes produced by apomixis, such as brambles, which are the Rubus fruticosus aggregate (noun)
  • To combine or be combined into a body, etc (verb)
  • To amount to (a number) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "aggregate" in a sentence
  • "The first is what I call aggregate influence, which is that one person's actions gets aggregated with that of many others and suddenly it has a big impact."
  • "All our premises are in the French Concession, which amount in the aggregate is about 15 thousand taels or 20 thousand Mexican dollars more or less."
  • "Who doesn't want you to think in the aggregate is a saleman."