Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: AG'GRE-GATE – AG'ILE-NESS
Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; as, the aggregate amount of charges. Aggregate flowers, in botany, are such as are composed of florets united by means of the receptacle or calyx. – Milne. Aggregate corporation, in law, is one which consists of two or more persons united, whose existence is preserved by a succession of new members. – Blackstone.
A sum, mass, or assemblage of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stones, brick, timber, &c. It differs from a compound in this, that the particulars of an aggregate are less intimately mixed than in a compound.
AG'GRE-GATE, v.t. [L. aggrego, to collect in troops; of ad and grex, a herd or band. See Gregarious.]
To bring together; to collect particulars into a sum, mass or body.
Collected into a sum, mass or system.
Collectively; taken in a sum or mass.
Collecting into a sum or mass.
- The act of aggregating; the state being collected into a sum or mass; a collection of particulars; an aggregate.
- Aggregation is caused by that attraction which takes place at an insensible distance between the homogeneous particles of bodies, and forms masses.
- The union and coherence of bodies of the same nature.
Taken together; collective.
He that collects into a whole or mass. – Burton.
AG-GRESS', v.i. [L. aggredior, aggressus, of ad and gradior, to go. See Grade.]
To make a first attack; to commit the first act of hostility or offense; to begin a quarrel or controversy; to assault first or invade. – Prior.
Commencing hostility first; making the first attack.
The first attack, or act of hostility; the first act of injury, or first act leading to a war or controversy. – L'Estrange.
Tending to aggress; making the first attack. – Clarkson.
The person who first attacks; he who first commences hostility or a quarrel; an assaulter; an invader. – Dryden. The insolence of the aggressor is usually proportioned to the tameness of the sufferer. – Ames.
AG-GRIEV'ANCE, n. [See Aggrieve.]
Oppression; hardship; injury. But grievance is more generally used.
To mourn; to lament. [Not used. See Grieve.]
AG-GRIEVE', v.t. [of ad and grieve, from grief. Perhaps the word is borrowed directly from the Sp. agraviar, to injure; Fr. grever. See Grief and Grave.]
- To give pain or sorrow; to afflict.
- To bear hard upon; to oppress or injure in one's rights; to vex or harass by civil or political injustice.
Pained; afflicted; civilly or politically oppressed.
Afflicting; imposing hardships on; oppressing.
AG-GROUP', or AG-GROOP', v.t. [Sp. agrupar; It. aggruppare, aggroppare, to knot or bring together. See Group.]
To bring together; to group; to collect many persons in a crowd, or many figures into a whole, either in statuary, painting, or description. – Encyc.
Collected into a group or assemblage.
A-GHAST', a. [or adv. or more correctly AGAST. Perhaps the participle of agaze; otherwise from the root of ghastly and ghost.]
Struck with amazement; stupefied with sudden fright or horror.
AG'ILE, a. [Fr. agile; L. agilis, from ago. See Act.]
Nimble; having the faculty of quick motion in the limbs; apt or ready to move; brisk; active. And bending forward, struck his agile heels. – Shak.
In a nimble manner.
Nimbleness; activity; the faculty of moving the limbs quickly.