Definition of Conglomerate:

  1. Relating to a conglomerate, especially a large corporation.

  2. A coarse-grained sedimentary rock composed of rounded fragments (> 2 mm) within a matrix of finer grained material.

  3. The largest conglomerates diversify business risk by participating in a number of different markets, although some conglomerates, such as those in mining, elect to participate in a single industry.

  4. Large corporation run as a single business, but made up of several firms (acquired through mergers or takeovers) supplying diverse goods and/or services. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is one of the biggest conglomerates in the world, with ownership of insurance, utilities, financial, and retail companies.

  5. Gather together into a compact mass.

  6. A conglomerate is a corporation made up of a number of different, seemingly unrelated businesses. In a conglomerate, one company owns a controlling stake in a number of smaller companies which conduct business separately. The first major conglomerate boom occurred in the 1960s, and things escalated from there.

  7. A number of different things or parts that are put or grouped together to form a whole but remain distinct entities.

Synonyms of Conglomerate

Aggregate, Agglomerate, Amassed, Gathered, Clustered, Combined, Aktiengesellschaft, Aa, Abyssal rock, Accumulate, Accumulated, Accumulation, Acervation, Adhere, Admix, Agglomerate, Agglomeration, Aggregate, Aggregation, Aggroup, Aktiebolag, Alloy, Amalgamate, Amalgamated, Amass, Amassed, Amassment, Ambiguous, Ambivalent, Amphibious, Assemble, Assembled, Assorted, Assortment, Basalt, Batch, Bedrock, Bemingle, Blend, Blended, Block, Block lava, Body, Body corporate, Brash, Breccia, Bring together, Bulk, Bunch, Bunch together, Bunch up, Bunched, Bundled, Business, Business establishment, Cake, Cartel, Chain, Chamber of commerce, Chunk, Clasp, Cleave, Clinch, Cling, Cling to, Clot, Clump, Clumped, Cluster, Clustered, Coagulate, Coalesce, Cohere, Collect, Collectanea, Collected, Colligate, Collocate, Combine, Combined, Commercial enterprise, Commingle, Commix, Compagnie, Company, Compare, Compile, Complex, Compose, Composite, Compound, Compounded, Concern, Concoct, Concrete, Concretion, Congeal, Congeries, Conglobation, Conglomerate corporation, Conglomeration, Congregate, Congregated, Consolidating company, Consortium, Copartnership, Corporate body, Corporation, Corral, Crag, Cumulate, Cumulation, Dappled, Dig up, Diversified corporation, Draw together, Dredge up, Drive together, Druid stone, Eclectic, Embrace, Emulsify, Enterprise, Equivocal, Fascicled, Fasciculated, Festooned pahoehoe, Fifty-fifty, Firm, Freeze to, Fuse, Gather, Gather in, Gather together, Gathered, Gathering, Get in, Get together, Glomerate, Glomeration, Gneiss, Gob, Granite, Grasp, Group, Grow together, Half-and-half, Hang on, Hang together, Hash, Heaped, Heterogeneous, Hodgepodge, Hold, Hold on, Hold together, Holding company, Homogenize, House, Hug, Hunk, Igneous rock, Immingle, Immix, In session, Indiscriminate, Industry, Integrate, Interblend, Interlace, Interlard, Intermingle, Intermix, Intertwine, Interweave, Intricate, Ironic, Join, Joined, Joint, Joint-stock association, Joint-stock company, Jumble, Jumbled, Juxtapose, Knead, Knot, Knotted, Lava, Leagued, Limestone, Living rock, Lump, Lump together, Lumped, Magma, Make up, Mantlerock, Many-sided, Mass, Massed, Match, Medley, Meeting, Merge, Metamorphic rock, Mingle, Mingle-mangle, Mingled, Miscellanea, Miscellaneous, Miscellany, Mix, Mix up, Mixed, Mixture, Mobilize, Monolith, Motley, Multifaceted, Multifarious, Multinational, Multiracial, Muster, Node, Oddments, Odds and ends, Omnium-gatherum, Operating company, Packaged, Pahoehoe, Pair, Partner, Partnership, Patchy, Persist, Piled, Pillow lava, Plunderbund, Pluralistic, Pool, Porphyry, Promiscuous, Public utility, Pudding stone, Put together, Raise, Rake up, Rally, Regolith, Rock, Ropy lava, Round up, Rubble, Rubblestone, Sandstone, Sarsen, Schist, Scoria, Scramble, Scrambled, Scrape together, Scree, Sedimentary rock, Set, Shelly pahoehoe, Shuffle, Snowball, Solid, Solid body, Solidify, Stacked, Stay, Stay put, Stick, Stick together, Stir up, Stock company, Stockpile, Stone, Sundries, Syncretic, Syncretize, Syndicate, Take hold of, Take up, Talus, Throw together, Thrown together, Toss together, Trade association, Trust, Tufa, Tuff, Utility, Varied, Variety, Wad, Whip in, Work, Wrapped up, Coalesce, Unite, Join together, Combine, Merge, Fuse, Consolidate, Amalgamate, Integrate, Mingle, Meld, Blend, Intermingle, Knit, Knit together, Link up, Converge, Come together, Aggregate, Agglomerate, Mixture, Mix, Combination, Mingling, Commingling, Amalgamation, Amalgam, Union, Conjunction, Marriage, Merging, Compound, Alloy, Fusion, Meld, Composite, Concoction, Synthesis, Homogenization

How to use Conglomerate in a sentence?

  1. A conglomerate is a corporation made up of different, independent businesses.
  2. Atoms that conglomerate at the center.
  3. The parent company can cut back the risks from being in a single market by becoming a conglomerate.
  4. The huge conglomerate had taken over so much of the towns business that it was threatening to become a monopoly.
  5. International Tectonics tried to pass itself off as a folksy, down home kind of company but everyone knew they were actually a global conglomerate with a checkered past.
  6. The sediments vary from coarse conglomerate to fine silt and clay.
  7. Sometimes conglomerates can become too large to be efficient, at which time they have to divest some of their businesses.
  8. Conglomerate businesses.
  9. What started as a backyard business exploded into a huge conglomerate that employed hundreds of people spread over 3 states.
  10. In a conglomerate, one company owns a controlling stake in smaller companies that conduct business separately.
  11. The Earth is a specialized conglomerate of organisms.

Meaning of Conglomerate & Conglomerate Definition