What does gather mean?

Definitions for gather
ˈgæð ərgath·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word gather.

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"

Wiktionary

  1. gather(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  2. gather(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. gather(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  4. gather(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  5. gather(Verb)

    To collect; normally separate things.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. gather(Verb)

    To bring parts of a whole closer.

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

    Etymology: 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.

  7. gather(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. gather(Verb)

    To be filled with pus

    Salt water can help boils to gather and then burst.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. gather(Verb)

    To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Gather(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Gather(verb)

    to gain; to win

    Etymology: [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.]

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Gather(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Gather(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Gather(verb)

    to grow larger by accretion; to increase

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Gather(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. Gather(verb)

    to collect or bring things together

    Etymology: [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.]

  13. Gather(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  14. Gather(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  15. Gather(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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

  1. Gather

    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.]

CrunchBase

  1. Gather

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Editors Contribution

  1. gather

    To collect.

    #They did gather the water when it rained to ensure they did reuse it.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for gather »

  1. Gareth

  2. rageth

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gather in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gather in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gather in a Sentence

  1. Jane Rosenthal:

    We are all globally in the same place except this (coronavirus) is even harder. We can't physically gather. So I started thinking about how do we to pull the world together at a time of need.

  2. Alexander Martinez:

    We've been investigating since yesterday and trying to gather the information because we want to make Central Park feel safe for everybody, and we also had a second matter that was also brought up from October of last year, for an incident at the mall where it's believed that the same female struck a patron at the mall.

  3. Ruth Hawkins:

    The original family piano is there, which is probably the most significant thing in the house, johnny’s brother and sister talk about how the family would come in from the fields at night and they would gather around the piano after supper and sing.

  4. Tammy Duckworth:

    Trump's reckless decision to gather 1,000 Cadets at West Point for a speech puts our future military leaders at increased risk -- all to stroke Kaleth Wright own ego, our troops need stable, consistent leadership during volatile times like these, not a Commander-in-Chief who values Kaleth Wright own photo ops and TV ratings over their health and safety.

  5. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

    Going through the eye wall is like being on a wooden roller coaster for eight hours...you’re shaking and bouncing around, but you still have to focus and do your work to gather data and accomplish the mission.

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