What does gathering mean?

Definitions for gathering
ˈgæð ər ɪŋgath·er·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gathering, assemblage(noun)

    a group of persons together in one place

  2. assembly, assemblage, gathering(noun)

    the social act of assembling

    "they demanded the right of assembly"

  3. gather, gathering(noun)

    the act of gathering something

  4. gather, gathering(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. gathering(Noun)

    A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.

    I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists.

  2. gathering(Noun)

    A group of people or things.

    A gathering of fruit.

  3. gathering(Noun)

    (bookbinding) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.

    This gathering machine forms the backbone of a bookbinding operation.

  4. gathering(Verb)

    present continuous of gather; collecting or bringing together

    She enjoyed gathering wildflowers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gathering

    of Gather

  2. Gathering(noun)

    the act of collecting or bringing together

  3. Gathering(noun)

    that which is gathered, collected, or brought together

  4. Gathering(noun)

    a crowd; an assembly; a congregation

  5. Gathering(noun)

    a charitable contribution; a collection

  6. Gathering(noun)

    a tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess

  7. Gathering(adj)

    assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating

Editors Contribution

  1. gathering

    A group of people.

    There was a family gathering at least every month which brought joy to everyone.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 7, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'gathering' in Nouns Frequency: #2690

How to pronounce gathering?

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How to say gathering in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gathering in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gathering in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of gathering in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    The FBI is still gathering the facts about what happened in San Bernardino, but here's what we know: The victims were brutally murdered and injured by one of their co-workers and his wife, so far we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas, or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home.

  2. Spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd:

    It is a good sign that P-Move has ended its gathering. The government wants to solve problems for every group among all Thai people.

  3. Fred Allen:

    A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.

  4. Joe Harris:

    I was at a Christmas gathering with my parents when we heard the explosion and saw the fire, we ran about three blocks to the site.

  5. Dan Wright:

    Funerals are basically about gathering together and celebrating somebody's life and saying goodbye, these things have been impossible to do. Funerals directors... have been reduced to becoming policemen to prevent people from getting together, standing too close, hugging each other.

Images & Illustrations of gathering

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