Gather Gath"er, v. i. 1. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate. [1913 Webster]

When small humors gather to a gout. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To grow larger by accretion; to increase. [1913 Webster]

Their snowball did not gather as it went. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered. [1913 Webster]

4. To collect or bring things together. [1913 Webster]

Thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed. --Matt. xxv. 26. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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