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Meaning of GATHER

Pronunciation:  'gadhur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of gathering something
  2. [n]  sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
  3. [v]  collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
  4. [v]  believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?"
  5. [v]  conclude from evidence; "I gather you have not done your homework"
  6. [v]  look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
  7. [v]  draw fabric together and sew it tightly
  8. [v]  assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
  9. [v]  move together
  10. [v]  collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
  11. [v]  get people together; "assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members"

GATHER is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: accumulate, amass, assemble, collect, collect, conglomerate, congregate, cumulate, foregather, forgather, garner, gathering, gathering, get together, infer, meet, pile up, pucker, pull together, tuck, understand
 Antonyms: distribute, spread
 See Also: accrete, aggregation, aggroup, assembling, backlog, believe, birdnest, caucus, centralisation, centralization, clam, club, clump, cluster, collecting, collection, come up, conclude, constellate, convene, converge, crowd, crowd together, cull, drift, flock, fort, fort up, gather, gather up, glean, group, harvest, harvest, harvest home, harvesting, heap up, hive, hive, increase, interact, lift up, look for, make, marshal, mobilise, mobilize, move, muster, muster up, nest, nut, oyster, pearl, pick, pick up, pile up, pluck, rake, rally, reap, reason, reason out, round up, run up, salvage, scavenge, search, seek, sew, sew together, sewing, shell, shock, snail, sponge, stack up, stitch, stitchery, summon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gath"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gathered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Gathering}.] [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr.
    gador, geador, together, fr. g[ae]d fellowship; akin to E.
    good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG. gate,
    also companion, Goth. gadiliggs a sister's son. [root]29. See
    {Good}, and cf. {Together}.]
    1. 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.
             And Belgium's capital had gathered them Her beauty
             and her chivalry.                     --Byron.
             When he had gathered all the chief priests and
             scribes of the people together.       --Matt. ii. 4.
    2. 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.
             A rose just gathered from the stalk.  --Dryden.
             Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
                                                   --Matt. vii.
             Gather us from among the heathen.     --Ps. cvi. 47.
    3. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little;
       to amass; to gain; to heap up.
             He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his
             substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity
             the poor.                             --Prov.
                                                   xxviii. 8.
             To pay the creditor . . . he must gather up money by
             degrees.                              --Locke.
    4. 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
             Gathering his flowing robe, he seemed to stand In
             act to speak, and graceful stretched his hand.
    5. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a
       conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments
       that prove; to infer; to conclude.
             Let me say no more? Gather the sequel by that went
             before.                               --Shak.
    6. To gain; to win. [Obs.]
             He gathers ground upon her in the chase. --Dryden.
    7. (Arch.) 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.
    8. (Naut.) To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of
       a rope.
    {To be gathered} {to one's people, or to one's fathers} to
       die. --Gen. xxv. 8.
    {To gather breath}, to recover normal breathing after being
       out of breath; to get breath; to rest. --Spenser.
    {To gather one's self together}, to collect and dispose one's
       powers for a great effort, as a beast crouches preparatory
       to a leap.
    {To gather way} (Naut.), to begin to move; to move with
       increasing speed.
  2. \Gath"er\, v. i.
    1. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become
       assembled; to congregate.
             When small humors gather to a gout.   --Pope.
             Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in
             the heart, and gather to the eyes.    --Tennyson.
    2. To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
             Their snowball did not gather as it went. --Bacon.
    3. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate
       pus; as, a boil has gathered.
    4. To collect or bring things together.
             Thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and
             gather where I have not strewed.      --Matt. xxv.
  3. \Gath"er\, n.
    1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through
       it; a pucker.
    2. (Carriage Making) The inclination forward of the axle
       journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
    3. (Arch.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry
       required in gathering. See {Gather}, v. t., 7.
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