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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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Brian Mantlana:

    It is a public gathering with no limitation, it is not a festive event, but a participatory one where everyone has a say and the community is consulted to get their views on decisions.

  2. Mahabharata:

    Death comes, and makes a man his prey, A man whose powers are yet unspent; Like one on gathering flowers intent, Whose thoughts are turned another way. Begin betimes to practise good, Lest fate surprise thee unawares Amid thy round of schemes and cares; To-morrow?s task to-day conclude.*

  3. Navajo Chant:

    The mountains, I become a part of it... The morning mists, the clouds, the gathering waters, I become a part of it.

  4. 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.

  5. Kamal Hassan:

    The way we see it, basically, they are using it as an intelligence-gathering activity.

Images & Illustrations of gathering

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