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Meaning of GATHERING

Pronunciation:  'gadhuring

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of gathering something
  2. [n]  the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
  3. [n]  sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
  4. [n]  a group of persons together in one place

GATHERING is a 9 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: assemblage, assemblage, assembly, gather, gather
 Antonyms: disassembly, dismantlement, dismantling
 See Also: aggregation, assembling, assembly, audience, bevy, body, building, bunch, calling together, camp, carload, cast, cast of characters, centralisation, centralization, class, collecting, collection, coming together, commune, community, concentration, concourse, congregating, congregation, contingent, convening, convention, convocation, convocation, cortege, covey, crew, crowd, dramatis personae, eightsome, entourage, fair, fivesome, floor, form, foursome, gang, grade, group action, harvest, harvest home, harvesting, mass meeting, meeting, meeting, mobilisation, mobilization, multitude, municipality, muster, octet, octette, pair, quartet, quartette, quintet, quintette, quorum, rally, rap group, rave-up, retinue, room, septet, septette, sevensome, sewing, sextet, sextette, sixsome, social affair, social gathering, social group, stitchery, suite, table, threesome, throng, triad, trinity, trio, turnout, wine tasing, year



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gath"er*ing\, n.
    1. The act of collecting or bringing together.
    2. That which is gathered, collected, or brought together;
       (a) A crowd; an assembly; a congregation.
       (b) A charitable contribution; a collection.
       (c) A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.
  2. \Gath"er*ing\, a.
    Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.
    {Gathering board} (Bookbinding), a table or board on which
       signatures are gathered or assembled, to form a book.
    {Gathering coal}, a lighted coal left smothered in embers
       over night, about which kindling wood is gathered in the
    {Gathering hoop}, a hoop used by coopers to draw together the
       ends of barrel staves, to allow the hoops to be slipped
       over them.
    {Gathering peat}.
    (a) A piece of peat used as a gathering coal, to preserve a
    (b) In Scotland, a fiery peat which was sent round by the
        Borderers as an alarm signal, as the fiery cross was by
        the Highlanders.
 Definition: among chimpanzees, the largest observed group within the community.
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