from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who gathers things.
- n. A person who collects rent or taxes.
- n. An attachment to a sewing machine for making gathers in the cloth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who gathers or collects.
- n. An attachment for making gathers in the cloth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which gathers or collects: frequent in compounds: as, a tax-gatherer; a news-gatherer.
- n. Specifically One who gets in a crop: as, a hay-gatherer.
- n. In bookbinding, one who collects the printed sheets of a book in consecutive order.
- n. One who makes plaits or folds in a garment, or a contrivance in a sewing-machine for effecting this.
- n. Formerly, the man who took the money at the entrance to a theater.
- n. In glass manufacturing, a workman who collects a mass of molten glass from the pot, on the end of an iron rod or pipe, usually as a preliminary to blowing.
- n. One of the median, permanent incisors of a horse used to gather or nip off grass in feeding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
- n. a person who gathers
Actually, Pinker thinks that what makes market pricing post-hunter-gatherer is that it requires mathematical reasoning.
If a signature gatherer is posted outside my local grocery store, my signature could be revealed to my neighbors.
In prehistoric times there were no taxcollectors, so perhaps the hunter-gatherer is a nice reference point.
Until the end of the Mesolithic era, the female may have been best known as a gatherer and forager, a gender which derived immense pleasure from the art of scavenging.
Good write up, i would just like to add that if you use an add on called gatherer it will take away alot of hassle that some of you might be going thru.
I've partly developed a partial theory that in our new flat, connected, wired/wireless, info-rich, mobile, fast-change world, we're moving from "gatherer" modes to "hunter" modes.
I am more of a "gatherer" of info, not a "giver" ... but as I acquire more knowledge, and experience, maybe I'll become less of a "newbie" and more of a contributer.
The signatures are piled up in order, and a "gatherer" collects one from each pile for every book.
This one isn't special because the "gatherer" of writers was kept in the dark for weeks, rather, the approach is seemingly aiming for professionalism.
"gatherer" snatched him up and twirled him around his arm.