gathering meaning

[ 'gæðəriŋ ] Pronunciation:   "gathering" in a sentence
Noun: gathering  gadhuring
  1. A group of persons together in one place
    - assemblage 
  2. The social act of assembling
    - assembly, assemblage 
  3. The act of gathering something
    - gather 
  4. Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    - gather
Verb: gather  gadhu(r)
  1. Assemble or get together
    "gather some stones"
    - garner, collect, pull together 
  2. Collect in one place
    "Let's gather in the dining room"
    - meet, assemble, forgather, foregather 
  3. Collect or gather
    - accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, amass 
  4. Conclude from evidence
    "I gather you have not done your homework" 
  5. Draw together into folds or puckers
    - pucker, tuck 
  6. Get people together
    "gather the close family members"
    - assemble, get together 
  7. Draw and bring closer
    "she gathered her shawl around her shoulders" 
  8. Look for (food) in nature
    "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall" 
  9. Increase or develop
    "the car gathers speed"
    - gain

Derived forms: gatherings

See also: gather up, gathered, gatherer, ungathered

Type of: aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection, conclude, group action, increase, interact, look for, pull, reason, reason out, run up, search, seek, sew, sew together, sewing, social group, stitch, stitchery

Antonym: spread

Encyclopedia: Gather



A transition between two sections (as in a chimney, flue, or duct) which have different areas.

n : a suppurating swelling : ABSCESS


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  1. every year we have a gathering of old boys.
  2. the movement is gathering force.
  3. the gathering shoe can be stationary.
  4. the bad news cast a chill over the gathering.
  5. all the morning the colonials had been gathering.

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