1 sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching [syn: gathering]
2 the act of gathering something [syn: gathering]
1 assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together" [syn: garner, collect, pull together] [ant: spread]
2 collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room" [syn: meet, assemble, forgather, foregather]
3 collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up" [syn: accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, amass]
4 conclude from evidence; "I gather you have not done your homework"
6 get people together; "assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members" [syn: assemble, get together]
7 look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
- Rhymes: -æðə(r)
- To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
- To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
- To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
- To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
- To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a
conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that
prove; to infer; to conclude.
- I gather you mean I'm ignorant rather than stupid.
- To gain; to win.
- To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
- To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
- To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
- To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
- To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
- To collect or bring things together.
To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value
- Finnish: kerätä
To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little
- Finnish: kerätä
To bring closely together the parts or particles of
To gain; to win
To bring together, or nearer together
To haul in
To come together
- Finnish: kokoontua
To grow larger by accretion
To collect or bring things together
Translations to be checked
Noungather (plural: gathers)
- A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
- The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
- The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
Gather or gatherer can refer to:
Anthropology and sociology
- Hunter-gatherer, a person or a society whose subsistence depends on hunting and gathering of wild foods
- Bee (gathering), an old term which describes a group of people coming together for a task
- Intensive gathering, the practice of cultivating wild plants as a step toward domestication
- Rag gatherer, an archaic occupation, also known as rag picker
- Salon (gathering), a party associated with French and Italian intellectuals
Music and art
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