gregarious[grə ger′ē əs]
- The definition of gregarious is people or animals that are very social and enjoy being in crowds.
- An example of gregarious is someone who talks with everyone at a party.
- An example of gregarious is the living habits of elephants.
A group of gregarious people.
- living in herds or flocks
- fond of the company of others; sociable
- having to do with a herd, flock, or crowd
- Bot. growing in clusters
Origin of gregariousClassical Latin gregarius, belonging to a flock ; from grex (gen. gregis), a flock, herd ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ger-, to collect from source Classical Greek ageirein, to assemble
- Seeking and enjoying the company of others; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
- Tending to move in or form a group with others of the same kind: gregarious bird species.
- Botany Growing in groups that are close together but not densely clustered or matted.
Origin of gregariousLatin gregārius, belonging to a flock, from grex, greg-, flock; see ger- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more gregarious, superlative most gregarious)
- (of a person) Describing one who enjoys being in crowds and socializing.
- (zoology) Of animals that travel in herds or packs.
- (of a person): ungregarious
- (zoology): nongregarious
From Latin gregārius.