sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
the act of gathering something
gather, garner, collect, pull together(verb)
assemble or get together
"gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
meet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregather(verb)
collect in one place
"We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amass(verb)
collect or gather
"Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
conclude from evidence
"I gather you have not done your homework"
gather, pucker, tuck(verb)
draw together into folds or puckers
assemble, gather, get together(verb)
get people together
"assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members"
draw and bring closer
"she gathered her shawl around her shoulders"
look for (food) in nature
"Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
increase or develop
"the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"
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 (transitive verb).
A piece of molten glass colected on the end of a blowpipe.
To collect; normally separate things.
To bring parts of a whole closer.
She gathered the shawl about her as she stepped into the cold.
To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
To be filled with pus
Salt water can help boils to gather and then burst.
To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.
Origin: From gaderen, from gaderian, from gadurōnan, frequentative of gadōnan, from gʰhedʰ-. Cognate with gaderen, garen, gadern, gadia, begatten, Albanian gjedhe. Compare also Old English gæd. More at good.
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
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
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
Origin: [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr. gador, geador, together, fr. gd fellowship; akin to E. good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG. gate, also companion, Goth. gadiliggs a sister's son. 29. See Good, and cf. Together.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gath′ėr, v.t. to collect: to acquire: in sewing, to plait: to learn by inference.—v.i. to assemble or muster: to increase: to suppurate.—n. a plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing the thread through (pl. that part of the dress which is gathered or drawn in).—ns. Gath′erer, one who collects: a gleaner: in glass manufacturing, a workman who collects molten glass on the end of a rod preparatory to blowing; Gath′ering, a crowd or assembly: a tumour or collection of matter; Gath′ering-coal, -peat, a coal, peat, put into a fire at night, with the hot embers gathered about it, to keep the fire alive till morning; Gath′ering-cry, a summons to assemble for war.—Gather breath, to recover wind; Gather ground, to gain ground; Gather one's self together, to collect all one's powers, like one about to leap; Gather to a head, to ripen: to come into a state of preparation for action or effect; Gather way, to get headway by sail or steam so as to answer the helm. [A.S. gaderian, gæderian, (tó)gædere, together; cf. geador, together, gǽd, company.]
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'gather' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3957
Rank popularity for the word 'gather' in Verbs Frequency: #392
The numerical value of gather in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of gather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.
When action grows unprofitable, gather information when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
The president ... is basically threatening a veto this time, Obviously, this makes it harder to gather votes.
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
When you limit your ability to gather intelligence about what they're up to, you open yourself up to an attack.
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Translations for gather
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- toplamaq, yığmaqAzerbaijani
- збіраць, сабрацьBelarusian
- събирам, събераBulgarian
- recollirCatalan, Valencian
- sebrat, sbírat, shromažďovat, shromážditCzech
- бьратиOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- versammeln, sammelnGerman
- μαζεύω, συγκεντρώνωGreek
- kolekti, kunveniEsperanto
- colegir, juntar, recoger, acumular, reunirSpanish
- kogunema, kogumaEstonian
- جمع کردنPersian
- kerätä, vekittää, kerääntyä, tihentää, koota, täyttyä, kokoontua, päätellä, ymmärtääFinnish
- rassembler, déduire, recueillirFrench
- trusScottish Gaelic
- इकट्ठा करनाHindi
- összeszed, gyűjt, összegyűjtHungarian
- միանալ, հավաքելArmenian
- ammassare, presupporre, radunarsi, raccogliersi, presumere, raccogliere, dedurre, cogliere, ammucchiare, collezionare, accumulareItalian
- 集める, 収集Japanese
- 모으다, 수집Korean
- жыйноо, чогултууKyrgyz
- kāpui, pōteteMāori
- собира, собереMacedonian
- verzamelen, bijeenkomenDutch
- samleNorwegian Nynorsk
- zbierać, zgromadzić, zebrać, gromadzićPolish
- reunir, coligir, congregar, coletar, juntar, colecionarPortuguese
- culege, colecta, conchide, adunaRomanian
- собрать, собирать, аккумулироватьRussian
- okupljati, прибрати, okupiti, окупљати, pribrati, окупитиSerbo-Croatian
- zbierať, zebraťSlovak
- zbirati, zbratiSlovene
- ҷамъ карданTajik
- ýygnamak, ýygmak, çöplemek, toplanmakTurkmen
- toplamak, biriktirmek, derlemek, toplanmak, almak, çıkarsamak, çıkarmak, buluşmakTurkish
- збирати, зібратиUkrainian
- toʻplanmoq, yigʻmoqUzbek
- tham gia, tụ tập, tập hợpVietnamese
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