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Verb: gather  ga-dhu(r)
  1. Assemble or get together
    "gather some stones";
    - garner, collect, pull together
     
  2. (of people) collect in one place
    "Let's gather in the dining room";
    - meet, assemble, forgather, foregather
     
  3. Collect in one place, esp. growing to a large number or quantity
    "Journals are gathering in my office";
    - accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, amass
     
  4. Conclude from evidence
    "I gather you have not done your homework"
     
  5. Draw together into folds or puckers
    - pucker, tuck
     
  6. Get people together
    "gather the close family members";
    - assemble, get together
     
  7. Draw and bring closer
    "she gathered her shawl around her shoulders"
     
  8. Look for (food) in nature
    "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
     
  9. Increase or develop
    "the car gathers speed";
    - gain
Noun: gather  ga-dhu(r)
  1. Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    - gathering
     
  2. The act of gathering something
    - gathering

Derived forms: gathered, gathers, gathering

See also: gather up, gathered, ungathered

Type of: aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection, conclude, increase, interact, look for, pull, reason, reason out, run up, search, seek, sew, sew together, sewing, stitch, stitch up, stitchery

Antonym: spread

Encyclopedia: Gather