Definitions

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

Etymologies

to gather +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.