congregation
[kɒŋɡrɪˈɡeɪʃ(ə)n]
NOUN
congregations (plural noun)
  1. a group of people assembled for religious worship.
    "the singing of psalms by the whole congregation"
    synonyms:
    parishioners · parish · churchgoers · flock · fold · faithful · following ·
    followers · adherents · believers · loyal members · fellowship · communicants · laity · brethren · brothers and sisters · souls
    • a group of people regularly attending a particular place of worship.
      "he was a member of the Emmanuel Chapel congregation"
  2. a gathering or collection of people, animals, or things.
    "large congregations of birds may cause public harm"
    • the action of gathering together in a crowd.
      "drought conditions lead to the congregation of animals around watering points"
  3. (in the Roman Catholic Church) a permanent committee of the College of Cardinals.
    "the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith"
    • BRITISH
      (in some universities) a general assembly of resident senior members.
  4. a group of people obeying a common religious rule but under less solemn vows than members of the older religious orders.
    "the sisters of the Congregation of Our Lady"
    • a group of communities within a religious order sharing particular historical or regional links.
  5. rare
    a flock of plovers.
    "this is a shorebird beach, with a congregation of plovers inhabiting it"
Origin
late Middle English ( in congregation (sense 2, sense 3, sense 4)): from Latin congregatio(n-), from congregare ‘collect (into a flock)’ ( see congregate).
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How to use congregation in a sentence?
drought conditions lead to the congregation of animals around watering points.
this congregation of Cluny was the first great monkish order in the West.
this is a shorebird beach, with a congregation of plovers inhabiting it.
the service emphasizes the corporate responsibility of the congregation.
arguments within his congregation led to his demitting his post.
after the singing of the doxology the congregation separated.
he is regarded by his congregation with unmeasured adoration.
the first members of the congregation began to trickle in.
he was a member of the Emmanuel Chapel congregation.
large congregations of birds may cause public harm.
the minister of a dissenting congregation in Devon.
the singing of psalms by the whole congregation.
the congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
the sisters of the congregation of Our Lady.
old ladies in the congregation twittered.
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How to say congregation in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (NOUN)gemeente
Arabic (NOUN)الجماعة, الأبرشية, جماعة, المصلين
Bangla ধর্মসভা
Bosnian (Latin) kongregacije
Bulgarian (NOUN)Конгрегация, обществото, събранието
Cantonese (Traditional) 會眾
Catalan (NOUN)congregació
Chinese Simplified 会众
Chinese Traditional 會眾
Croatian (NOUN)kongregacija, zajednicu, skupštinama, zboru, zbor
Czech (NOUN)kongregace, pospolitost, sboru, shromáždění, sbor
Danish (NOUN)menigheden, kongregationen
Dutch (NOUN)congregatie, gemeente, samenkomst
Estonian (NOUN)kogudus
Fijian na ivavakoso
Filipino kongregasyon
Finnish (NOUN)seurakunta
French (NOUN)congrégation, rassemblement, paroisse
German (NOUN)Kongregation, Gemeinde, Versammlung
Greek (NOUN)εκκλησίασμα, καρδιναλίων, ποιμνίου, κοινότητα, σύνοδος, συνάθροιση
Haitian Creole kongregasion
Hebrew (NOUN)קהילת, הקהילה
Hindi (NOUN)मण्डली, कांग्रीगेशन
Hungarian (NOUN)gyülekezet, Kongregáció, Congregatio, hívek
Icelandic söfnunarkassa
Indonesian (NOUN)Kongregasi, jemaat
Italian (NOUN)congregazione
Japanese (NOUN)会衆, 集会, コングリゲーショ, 信徒, 会合, 教理
Kiswahili (NOUN)mkusanyiko, kukutania, Usharika, mkutano
Korean (NOUN)모임, 집회, 연합회
Latvian (NOUN)draudze
Lithuanian (NOUN)kongregacija, tauta, visuomenė, tautos
Malagasy daholobe
Malay (Latin) Jemaah
Maltese Ħassejt
Norwegian Bokmål menigheten
Persian (NOUN)جماعت
Polish (NOUN)Zgromadzenia, kongregacji, Congregatio, zborze
Portuguese (NOUN)congregação
Querétaro Otomi Congregación
Romanian (NOUN)congregaţie, adunare
Russian (NOUN)конгрегации, паствы, собрания, община, прихожан
Samoan faapotopotoga
Serbian (Cyrillic) конгрегације
Serbian (Latin) kongregacije
Slovak (NOUN)kongregácie, zboru, pospolitosť, zhromaždenia, zbore, zbor
Slovenian (NOUN)kongregacija, zbor, zboru, zbora, občina
Spanish (NOUN)congregación
Swedish (NOUN)församlingen, Kongregationen
Tahitian amuiraa
Tamil சபையார்
Telugu స౦ఘానికి
Thai ญะมาอะฮฺ
Tongan ha'ofanga
Turkish (NOUN)cemaat
Ukrainian (NOUN)Конгрегація, пастви, парафіян, зборах, збори, зборів, громади
Urdu (NOUN)جماعت
Vietnamese giáo đoàn
Welsh ymgynnull
Yucatec Maya Congregación
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