Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living alone. "No birds of prey are gregarious." (Ray) 2. (of people) enjoying companionship; sociable; not solitary. 3. (of plants) growing in clusters. Grega"riously, Gre-ga'ri-ous-ness.

Origin: L. Gregarius, fr. Grex, gregis, herd; cf. Gr. To assemble, Skr. Jar to approach. Cf. Congregate, Egregious.

(01 Mar 1998)

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