Definitions for Gatheringˈgæð ər ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gath•er•ingˈgæð ər ɪŋ(n.)

  1. an assembly; meeting.

  2. an assemblage of people.

  3. a collection of anything.

  4. the act of a person or thing that gathers.

  5. something gathered together.

  6. a gather in cloth.

  7. an inflamed and suppurating swelling.

Origin of gathering:

bef. 900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gathering, assemblage(noun)

    a group of persons together in one place

  2. assembly, assemblage, gathering(noun)

    the social act of assembling

    "they demanded the right of assembly"

  3. gather, gathering(noun)

    the act of gathering something

  4. gather, gathering(noun)

    sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gathering(noun)ˈgæð ər ɪŋ

    an occasion when a group of people come together

    a family gathering


  1. gathering(Noun)

    A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.

    I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists.

  2. gathering(Noun)

    A group of people or things.

    A gathering of fruit.

  3. gathering(Noun)

    (bookbinding) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.

    This gathering machine forms the backbone of a bookbinding operation.

  4. gathering(Verb)

    present continuous of gather; collecting or bringing together

    She enjoyed gathering wildflowers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gathering

    of Gather

  2. Gathering(noun)

    the act of collecting or bringing together

  3. Gathering(noun)

    that which is gathered, collected, or brought together

  4. Gathering(noun)

    a crowd; an assembly; a congregation

  5. Gathering(noun)

    a charitable contribution; a collection

  6. Gathering(noun)

    a tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess

  7. Gathering(adj)

    assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gathering' in Nouns Frequency: #2690

Translations for Gathering

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a meeting of people

a family gathering.

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