American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To cause to come together; convene: The teacher gathered the students around the exhibit.
- v. To accumulate (something) gradually; amass: The top of the bookshelf gathered dust.
- v. To harvest or pick: gather flowers; gather wild foods.
- v. To gain by a process of gradual increase: gather speed.
- v. To collect into one place; assemble.
- v. To pick up and enfold: gathered the kittens into her arms.
- v. Printing To arrange (signatures) in sequence for bookbinding.
- v. To draw into small folds or puckers, as by pulling a thread through cloth.
- v. To contract and wrinkle (the brow).
- v. To draw about or bring (one thing) closer to something else: gathered the shawl about my shoulders.
- v. To conclude; infer: I gather that a decision has not been reached.
- v. To summon up; muster: gathered up his courage.
- v. To attract or be a center of attraction for: The parade gathered a large crowd.
- v. To come together in a group; assemble: A crowd gathered in the lobby.
- v. To accumulate: Dark clouds are gathering.
- v. To grow or increase by degrees.
- v. To come to a head, as a boil; fester.
- v. To forage for wild foodstuffs.
- n. The act or an instance of gathering.
- n. A quantity gathered.
- n. A small fold or pucker made by gathering cloth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring or draw together; assemble; congregate; collect; make a collection or aggregation of.
- To take by selection from among other things; sort out or separate, as what is desired or valuable; cull; pick; pluck.
- To bring closer together the component parts of; draw into smaller compass, as a garment; hence, to make folds in, as the brow by contracting it.
- Hence In sewing, to full or shirr (a piece of cloth) by running a thread through it and then drawing it in small puckers by means of the thread.
- In building, to contract or close in, as a drain or chimney.
- To acquire or gain, with or without effort; accumulate; win.
- To accumulate by saving and bringing together; amass.
- To collect or learn by observation or reasoning; infer; conclude.
- To bring into order; arrange; settle.
- In glass manufacturing, to collect from the pot (a mass of molten glass) on the end of an iron tube, preparatory to blowing. This operation is performed by a workman called a gatherer. See gatherer, 6.
- To reap, cull, crop.
- To hoard, heap up.
- To collect; congregate; come together: as, the clouds gather in the west.
- To increase; grow larger by accretion.
- To come to a head, as a sore in suppurating.
- Synonyms To come together, muster, cluster.
- n. A plait or fold in cloth held in position by a thread drawn through it.
- n. A slight forward inclination of the axle-spindle of a carriage, to insure the even running of the wheel.
- In mech., to fit into; fit together: used in speaking of the teeth of gears.
- Nautical, to overtake another vessel: a vessel is said to gather on another when it is overtaking it.
- v. To collect; normally separate things.
- v. To bring parts of a whole closer.
- v. To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
- v. intransitive, medicine To be filled with pus
- v. glassblowing To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.
- n. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
- n. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
- n. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See gather (transitive verb).
- n. glassblowing A piece of molten glass colected on the end of a blowpipe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
- v. To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
- v. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
- v. To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait.
- v. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
- v. obsolete To gain; to win.
- v. (Arch.) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
- v. (Naut.) To haul in; to take up.
- v. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
- v. To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
- v. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus.
- v. To collect or bring things together.
- n. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
- n. (Carriage Making) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
- n. (Arch.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in
gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
- v. collect in one place
- v. increase or develop
- n. sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
- v. assemble or get together
- v. draw and bring closer
- v. conclude from evidence
- v. draw together into folds or puckers
- n. the act of gathering something
- v. look for (food) in nature
- v. get people together
- v. collect or gather
- From Middle English gaderen, from Old English gaderian ("to gather, assemble"), from Proto-Germanic *gadurōnan (“to bring together, unite, gather”), frequentative of Proto-Germanic *gadōnan (“to hold together”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰhedʰ- (“to unite, assemble, keep”). Cognate with Dutch gaderen, garen ("to gather"), Middle High German gadern ("to gather"), Old Frisian gadia ("to unite"), German begatten ("to mate"), Albanian gjedhe ("model, sample; to choose, prefer"). Compare also Old English gæd ("society, fellowship, union"). More at good. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English getheren, gaderen, from Old English gadrian. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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