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3 definitions found
 for Gregarious
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gregarious \Gre*ga"ri*ous\, a. [L. gregarius, fr. grex, gregis,
     herd; cf. Gr. ? to assemble, Skr. jar to approach. Cf.
     Congregate, Egregious.]
     Habitually living or moving in flocks or herds; tending to
     flock or herd together; not habitually solitary or living
     alone. --Burke.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           No birds of prey are gregarious.         --Ray.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gregarious
      adj 1: (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the
             same species; "gregarious bird species" [ant:
             ungregarious]
      2: instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the
         company of others; "he is a gregarious person who avoids
         solitude"
      3: (of plants) growing in groups that are close together [ant:
         ungregarious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "gregarious":
     affable, all jaw, amiable, candid, chatty, civil, clubbable,
     clubbish, clubby, communicative, companionable, companionate,
     compatible, congenial, conversational, courteous, effusive,
     expansive, fit for society, flip, fluent, fond of society, frank,
     friendly, gabby, garrulous, gassy, genial, glib, gossipy, gushy,
     hospitable, long-winded, loquacious, multiloquent, multiloquious,
     newsy, overtalkative, prolix, smooth, sociable, social,
     social-minded, talkative, talky, urbane, verbose, voluble, windy
  
  

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