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verb (congregat, ing)
  1. (context, transitive): To collect into an assembly or assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a united body; to gather together; to mass; to compact.
Any multitude of Christian men congregated may be termed by the name of a church. -Hooker.
Cold congregates all bodies. -Coleridge.
The great receptacle Of congregated waters he called Seas. -Milton.
  1. (context, intransitive): To come together; to assemble; to meet.
Even there where merchants most do . -w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
    1. collected, Collected; compact; close. R.
    Etymology: congregatus, past participle of congregare to congregate; con- + gregare to collect into a flock, from grex flock, herd. See gregarious.

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