Gather into a crowd or mass: some 4,000 demonstrators had congregated at a border point
More example sentences
- He said the rank at the moment has to deal with too many taxis and has become a hot-spot for trouble because of crowds congregating there at night.
- The crowd had congregated in the street during the evening and had been drinking outside due to the warm weather.
- Their trial had the people of south Wales holding their breath, with a 5,000 strong crowd congregating outside the court on the first day.
late Middle English: from Latin congregat- 'collected (into a flock), united', from the verb congregare, from con- 'together' + gregare (from grex, greg- 'a flock').