(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Persons or things assembled
1. (collection of people) assemblage, assembly, gathering, meeting, forgathering, convocation, congregation, council, caucus, conclave, congress, diet, convention; symposium, panel; concourse, conflux; muster, levy, posse, posse comitatus, roundup; caravan, convoy; coffee klatsch; pickup band. Informal, rat pack. See sociality, presence.
2. (large assemblage) crowd, throng, rabble, mob, press, crush, horde, body, tribe (See populace); audience (See hearing); crew, gang, team, knot, squad, band, party; array, bevy, galaxy, constellation; clique, coterie, set; fleet; corps, company, troop; host (See multitude).
3. (collection of assorted objects) compilation, collection, anthology, album, compendium; miscellany, collectanea, assortment, grab-bag, hodgepodge (See mixture); library, treasury, museum, zoo, menagerie (See store).
4. (collection of like objects) shower, group, cluster, clump, set, batch, lot, pack; battery; bunch, bundle, fascine, bale; wisp, shock, rick, fardel, stack, sheaf, haycock.
5. (large collection) accumulation, congeries, heap, pile, drift, aggregate, agglomeration, conglomeration, aggregation, concentration, quantity. See acquisition.
6. (collection of animals)
a. (animals) army, bale, bed, bunch, cete, clow-der, colony, drift, drove, flock, gam, gang, herd, host, husk, kennel, knot, labor, leap, nest, pace, pack, pod, pride, sault, school, shoal, shrewdness, skulk, sloth, team, trace, trip, troop.
b. (birds) bevy, bouquet, charm, confusion, covert, covey, exaltation, flight, flock, gaggle, host, murmuration, muster, parliament, pride, skein, spring, team, watch.
c. (insects) cloud, hive, plague, swarm.
7. (one who assembles) collector, connoisseur, fancier; bill collector, customs agent; miser (See parsimony). Informal, pack rat.
8. (member of a group) one of the guys or girls; groupie. Slang, homeboy, banger, maumau.
1. (come together) assemble, be or come together, collect, muster; meet, unite, rejoin; cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, crowd, throng, associate; congregate, conglomerate, concentrate; rendezvous, resort; come, flock, or get together; forgather, huddle.
2. (bring together) get or bring together, assemble, muster, collect, collocate, call up, gather, convene, convoke, convocate; rake up, dredge; heap, mass; agglomerate, aggregate; bundle, bale, sheaf, collate, compile, take up; package, wrap up, pack; group, concentrate, amass, accumulate; scare up, round up.
Adjectives — assembled, closely packed, massed, serried, crowded, teeming, swarming, populous; cumulative.
Adverbs — en masse, in force, in a crowd.
Phrases — birds of a feather flock together.
Quotations — A crowd is not company (Francis Bacon).
Antonyms, See dispersion.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. assembly, collection, association; see collection 2 , gathering .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
group, assembly, collection, cluster, aggregation, congregation.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A quantity accumulated: accumulation, aggregation, amassment, collection, congeries, cumulation, gathering, mass. See COLLECT. 2. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together: assembly, body, company, conclave, conference, congregation, congress, convention, convocation, crowd, gathering, group, meeting, muster, troop. Informal: get-together. See COLLECT.

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