What does gather mean?

Definitions for gather
ˈgæð ərgath·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gather, gatheringnoun

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

  2. gather, gatheringverb

    the act of gathering something

  3. gather, garner, collect, pull togetherverb

    assemble or get together

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

  4. meet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregatherverb

    collect in one place

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

  5. accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amassverb

    collect or gather

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

  6. gatherverb

    conclude from evidence

    "I gather you have not done your homework"

  7. gather, pucker, tuckverb

    draw together into folds or puckers

  8. assemble, gather, get togetherverb

    get people together

    "assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members"

  9. gatherverb

    draw and bring closer

    "she gathered her shawl around her shoulders"

  10. gatherverb

    look for (food) in nature

    "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"

  11. gain, gatherverb

    increase or develop

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

Wiktionary

  1. gathernoun

    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. gathernoun

    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. gathernoun

    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. gathernoun

    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. gatherverb

    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. gatherverb

    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. gatherverb

    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. gatherverb

    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. gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gatherverb

    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. Gathernoun

    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. Gathernoun

    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. Gathernoun

    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.]

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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  

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  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. AiR:

    When we make what doesn't matter, matter...Then misery, stress and worry is all that we gather.

  2. Peter Daszak:

    We also carry out oral and faecal swabs and gather droppings.

  3. Evangelist Jonathan Shuttlesworth:

    Im gonna announce it. Were gonna hold an outdoor Easter blowout service. Not online. A national gathering. You come from all over, like Woodstock.And were gonna gather and lift up Jesus Christ.

  4. Omer Ciloglu:

    Where is the state? nobody from the state called me. Nobody told me 'do not leave your hometown, we are with you'. Instead they say do not gather, do not protest.

  5. Rick Abasta:

    President Begaye wants a little more time to gather the input of grassroots organizations, ranchers and others to determine how best to go forward on implementing the agreement.

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