Meaning of congregate

con•gre•gate

Pronunciation: (v.kong'gri-gāt"adj.kong'gri-git, -gāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to come together; assemble, esp. in large numbers: People waiting for rooms congregated in the hotel lobby.
—v.t.
  1. to bring together in a crowd, body, or mass; assemble; collect.
—adj.
  1. congregated; assembled.
  2. formed by collecting; collective.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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