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Noun: gathering  ga-dhu-ring
  1. A group of persons together in one place
    - assemblage
     
  2. The social act of assembling
    "they demanded the right of gathering";
    - assembly, assemblage
     
  3. The act of gathering something
    - gather
     
  4. Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    - gather
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

Derived forms: gatherings

See also: gather up, gathered, ungathered

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

Antonym: spread

Encyclopedia: Gathering

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