HyperDic: congregation

English > 3 senses of the word congregation:
NOUNgroupcongregation, fold, faithfula group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
groupcongregationan assemblage of people or animals or things collected together
actcongregation, congregatingthe act of congregating
congregation > pronunciation
Soundskaa.nggrahgey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > congregation: 3 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church.
Synonymsfold, faithful
Member ofdenominationA group of religious congregations having its own organization and a distinctive faith
NarrowerflockA church congregation guided by a pastor
Broadersocial groupPeople sharing some social relation
Spanishcongregación, feligreses, fieles
Catalancongregació, fidel
Adjectivescongregationalrelating to or conducted or participated in by a congregation
Verbscongregatecome together, usually for a purpose
English > congregation: 3 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningAn assemblage of people or animals or things collected together.
Examples
  • "a congregation of children pleaded for his autograph"
  • "a great congregation of birds flew over"
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishagrupación, reunión
Verbscongregatecome together, usually for a purpose
English > congregation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of congregating.
Synonymcongregating
Broaderassembly, assemblage, gatheringThe social act of assembling
Spanishcongregación, reunión
Catalancongregació
Verbscongregatecome together, usually for a purpose

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