CONFLUENCE, n. [L., to flow. See Flow.] 1. A flowing together; the meeting or junction of two or more streams of water, or other fluid; also, the place of meeting; as the confluence of the Tigris and the Frat, or of the Ohio and Mississippi. 2. The running together of people; the act of meeting and crowding in a place; a crowd; a concourse; the latter word is more generally used. 3. A collection; meeting; assemblage.