Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To gather together; assemble.
  • intransitive v. To meet another, especially by accident.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To assemble or gather together in one place, to gather up; to congregate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To convene; to gossip; to meet accidentally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To meet; convene.
  • To become intimately acquainted (with); take up (with).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. collect in one place

Etymologies

From Scots for(e)gather ("to gather up, assemble"), from for- +‎ gather. Compare Dutch vergaderen ("to assemble"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the reason why these best are destroyed is because John Barleycorn stands on every highway and byway, accessible, law-protected, saluted by the policeman on the beat, speaking to them, leading them by the hand to the places where the good fellows and daring ones forgather and drink deep.

    Chapter 13

  • These include ostrich Struthio camelus, with white pelican Pelicanus onocrotalus, and greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber and P. minor on Lake Makat in Ngorongoro crater, Lake Ndutu and the Empakaai crater lake where over a million birds forgather.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • Now an exile himself, he makes gentle but deadly fun of those émigrés who forgather, like the White Russians of old, in a café society devoted to toasting the ancien régime.

    The Persian Version

  • A British friend had asked me to lunch at Wasp heaven, the Brook Club, where members and their guests forgather at a majestic mahogany dining table gleaming with gigantic silver candelabra.

    The Battle for Mrs. Astor

  • “Hout, neighbour,” said Mrs. Howden, “we suld live and let live — we hae been young oursells, and we are no aye to judge the warst when lads and lasses forgather.”

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Some cooks base far-reaching fame solely upon their gravy, and their names come to be on the lips of men wherever they forgather at the feast.

    HOUSEKEEPING IN THE KLONDIKE

  • Christina had gone to the hairdresser and Duert was at the hospital and they would all forgather for tea presently.

    A Girl Named Rose

  • All his enemies cut off before they can forgather, a prison prepared for Maud before ever she gets foot ashore.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • For over a half century now, it has been traditional with this club to forgather during the Yuletide season to receive, to proclaim and to share in the time-honoured and joyous message of Christmas from David's royal city to this David's city and all who dwell here, "Peace on earth and goodwill towards all men!"

    Christmas Luncheon

  • An original and cultured gentleman of my acquaintance has a habit of visiting suburban music-halls, and deriving therefrom a delight exquisite beyond the dreams of the artists who forgather at the

    Personality in Literature

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