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

    Gather is a leading demand-driven media company. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Skyword, the leader in Search-Driven Media (SDM). The site is powered by content created by Skywriters, who create more than 8,000 pieces of content that reach more than 9M people worldwide.Gather is the place where millions and millions of people come for fresh perspective on what’s happening now. Gather members can share their own views and join in conversation with others who share their interests. The Gather site offers thousands of pieces of content in the following categories: Entertainment, Sports, Politics, Celebs, Business and Technology.

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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Numerology

  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. Zoltan Csiki-Sava:

    Data collection concerning end-Cretaceous dinosaurs happened to start at about the same time in both Europe and North America – around the middle of the 19th century, it is only by chance (a combination between mainly better rock availability and more human effort poured into this line of research) that the North American fossil record grew more rapidly and soon become the best one in the world for that particular time period. As such, it captured attention and was used as a template to understand end-Cretaceous extinction. The data was harder to gather in other continents, including Europe, and the resolution of the European fossil record is still far from that coming from North America. But its growth is spectacular (we know probably twice as much about late Cretaceous fossil vertebrates from Europe then we knew like 20 years ago), and that is due to the activity of a large number of mainly young researchers working all across Europe.

  2. State Departments:

    Mourners chant slogans against the U.S. during the funeral of Qassem Soleimani, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in the shrine of Imam Hussein in Karbala, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( AP) In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzehs remarks that the targets had been previously identified by Iran seemed to confirm the State Departments statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike. His comments come after it U.S. defense officials told Fox News that more than 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team would be deployed to Kuwait. Irans top shadow commander, as Qassem Soleimani was known, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. According to State Departments, the airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. Mourners step over a U.S. flags with pictures of President Trump while waiting for the funeral of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Baghdad Saturday( AP) SOLEIMANI FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BAGHDAD DRAWS THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS CHANTING AMERICA IS Qassem Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world. Mourners gathering in the streets of Baghdad Saturday for Qassem Soleimani funeral procession. Dressed in black military fatigues, the mostly male-dominated group carried Iraqi flags and the flags of Iran-backed militias that are fiercely loyal to Qassem Soleimani. In this image made from a video, mourners gather for a funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( PMF Media Office via AP) They were heard chanting.

  3. Muhammad Syahril:

    We can't doubt our skills and the facts we gather, if we don't have cases, we don't have cases.

  4. Dave Thomas:

    Puggsy: There's--nothing to see. Gather, uh, over there. Excuse me, is there anything I can do? I am a scientist, sir. Is there any problem? Fred: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt things. He isn't a good swimmer and it's a little too soon for him to be out here unsupervised. Puggsy: Well, I can assure you, he's quite safe with me.

  5. Tom Dening:

    The study makes the assumption that it is reasonable to gather together studies from the other two major coronavirus epidemics of the last 20 years — SARS and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome — and to combine these with the relatively limited data so far available about the effects of Covid-19 upon mental health, it is probably legitimate to do so, but a casual glance at the paper may suggest that the paper is mainly about Covid-19, whereas most of the data come from the earlier virus outbreaks.

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