Definitions for gatherˈgæð ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gather, gathering(noun)

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

  2. gather, gathering(verb)

    the act of gathering something

  3. gather, garner, collect, pull together(verb)

    assemble or get together

    "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"

  4. meet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregather(verb)

    collect in one place

    "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"

  5. accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amass(verb)

    collect or gather

    "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"

  6. gather(verb)

    conclude from evidence

    "I gather you have not done your homework"

  7. gather, pucker, tuck(verb)

    draw together into folds or puckers

  8. 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"

  9. gather(verb)

    draw and bring closer

    "she gathered her shawl around her shoulders"

  10. gather(verb)

    look for (food) in nature

    "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"

  11. gain, gather(verb)

    increase or develop

    "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"


  1. gather(Noun)

    A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.

  2. gather(Noun)

    The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.

  3. gather(Noun)

    The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See gather (transitive verb).

  4. gather(Noun)

    A piece of molten glass colected on the end of a blowpipe.

  5. gather(Verb)

    To collect; normally separate things.

  6. gather(Verb)

    To bring parts of a whole closer.

    She gathered the shawl about her as she stepped into the cold.

  7. gather(Verb)

    To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.

  8. gather(Verb)

    To be filled with pus

    Salt water can help boils to gather and then burst.

  9. gather(Verb)

    To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.

  10. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gather(verb)

    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

  2. Gather(verb)

    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

  3. Gather(verb)

    to accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up

  4. Gather(verb)

    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

  5. Gather(verb)

    to derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude

  6. Gather(verb)

    to gain; to win

  7. Gather(verb)

    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

  8. Gather(verb)

    to haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope

  9. Gather(verb)

    to come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate

  10. Gather(verb)

    to grow larger by accretion; to increase

  11. Gather(verb)

    to concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered

  12. Gather(verb)

    to collect or bring things together

  13. Gather(noun)

    a plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker

  14. Gather(noun)

    the inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward

  15. Gather(noun)

    the soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7

  16. 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.]


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    Rank popularity for the word 'gather' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3957

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gather' in Verbs Frequency: #392

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  1. Gareth

  2. rageth

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