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  • 1 gather — vb 1 Gather, collect, assemble, congregate mean to come or to bring together so as to form a group, a mass, or a unit. The same distinctions in applications and in implications characterize their derivative nouns gathering, collection, assemblage …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Gather — Gath er (g[a^][th] [ e]r), 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 gather — [gath′ər] vt. [ME gaderen < OE gad(e)rian, akin to OFris gaduria, Du gaderen < IE base * ghedh , to unite, join > (TO)GETHER, GOOD, Ger gatte, spouse] 1. to cause to come together in one place or group 2. to get or collect gradually from …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Gather — or gatherer can refer to:Anthropology and sociology*Hunter gatherer, a person or a society whose subsistence depends on hunting and gathering of wild foods *Bee (gathering), an old term which describes a group of people coming together for a task …

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  • 6 gather — [v1] come or bring together accumulate, aggregate, amass, assemble, associate, bunch up, capture, choose, close with, cluster, collect, concentrate, congregate, convene, converge, corral, crowd, cull, draw, draw in, flock, forgather, gang up,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 gather — O.E. gadrian, gædrian unite, agree, assemble; gather, collect, store up, used of flowers, thoughts, persons; from P.Gmc. *gadurojan bring together, unite (Cf. O.E. gæd fellowship, companionship, gædeling companion; M.L.G. gadderen; O.Fris.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 gather — ► VERB 1) come or bring together; assemble or accumulate. 2) harvest (a crop). 3) collect plants, fruits, etc., for food. 4) draw together or towards oneself. 5) develop a higher degree of: the movement is gathering pace. 6) infer; understand. 7) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Gather — Gath er, n. 1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carriage Making) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward. [1913 Webster] 3. (Arch.) The soffit …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 gather — I (accumulate) verb accrue, aggregate, assume, batch, collect, compile, concentrate, congregate, conjoin, connect, convene, cull, deduce, deduct, extract, gain, garner, gather, harvest, hold, join, mass, obtain, pick, pluck, procure, read, reap,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 gather in — index hoard Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 12 gather up — index accumulate (amass), hoard Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 13 gather — gath|er1 W2S2 [ˈgæðə US ər] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(come together)¦ 2¦(know/think)¦ 3¦(collect)¦ 4 gather speed/force/momentum etc 5 gather dust 6¦(cloth)¦ 7 gather yourself/your strength/your thoughts 8¦(clouds/darkness)¦ 9 gather somebody to you/gather… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 gather — [[t]gæ̱ðə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ gathers, gathering, gathered 1) V ERG If people gather somewhere, they come together in a group. [V prep/adv] In the evenings, we gathered around the fireplace and talked... [V n with together] The man signalled for me to… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 gather — 1 verb 1 COME TOGETHER (I) to come together and form a group: On Fridays the men gather together at the mosque. | Tens of thousands of people had gathered outside the US embassy. | gather around/round: I d like everyone to gather round so I can… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 gather — I UK [ˈɡæðə(r)] / US [ˈɡæðər] verb Word forms gather : present tense I/you/we/they gather he/she/it gathers present participle gathering past tense gathered past participle gathered *** 1) [intransitive/transitive] if people gather, or if someone …

    English dictionary

  • 17 gather — gath|er1 [ gæðər ] verb *** ▸ 1 come together ▸ 2 search for and find ▸ 3 increase ▸ 4 bring things together ▸ 5 believe when not told ▸ 6 when clouds appear ▸ 7 make many folds in cloth ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) intransitive or transitive if people… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 gather — 01. We saw some squirrels [gathering] acorns to eat. 02. The children all [gathered] around the artist as he painted the picture. 03. Why don t you [gather] up your stuff while I get the car warmed up? 04. It has taken a while for the police to… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 19 gather — /ˈgæðə / (say gadhuh) verb (t) 1. to bring (persons, animals, or things) together into one company or aggregate. 2. to get together from various places or sources; collect gradually. 3. to learn or infer from observation: I gather that he ll be… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 gather — gatherable, adj. gatherer, n. /gadh euhr/, v.t. 1. to bring together into one group, collection, or place: to gather firewood; to gather the troops. 2. to bring together or assemble from various places, sources, or people; collect gradually: The… …

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