Definition of "conglomerate" []

  • To form or gather into a mass or whole. (verb-intransitive)
  • To form into or merge with a corporate conglomerate. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to form into a mass or whole. (verb-transitive)
  • A corporation made up of a number of different companies that operate in diversified fields. (noun)
  • A collected heterogeneous mass; a cluster: a city-suburban conglomerate; a conglomerate of color, passion, and artistry. (noun)
  • A thing composed of heterogeneous elements; mass (noun)

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.

  • Any coarse-grained sedimentary rock consisting of rounded fragments of rock embedded in a finer matrix (noun)
  • A large corporation consisting of a group of companies dealing in widely diversified goods, services, etc (noun)
  • To form into a cluster or mass (verb)
  • Made up of heterogeneous elements; massed (adjective)
  • (of sedimentary rocks) consisting of rounded fragments within a finer matrix (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "conglomerate" in a sentence
  • "The conglomerate is joining with Harbin Electric Machinery Co. to make GE-designed onshore and offshore wind turbines."
  • "Tech conglomerate is likely to partner with other large multinational companies around the world."
  • "The entertainment conglomerate is still run by McMahon's husband, Vince."