Definition of Gather

1. Verb. Assemble or get together. "Pull your thoughts together"

2. Noun. Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching.
Exact synonyms: Gathering
Generic synonyms: Sewing, Stitchery

3. Verb. Collect in one place. "The crowds gather in the streets"; "Let's gather in the dining room"

4. Noun. The act of gathering something.

5. Verb. Collect or gather. "The crowds gather in the streets"; "The work keeps piling up"

6. Verb. Conclude from evidence. "I gather you have not done your homework"
Generic synonyms: Conclude, Reason, Reason Out

7. Verb. Draw together into folds or puckers.
Exact synonyms: Pucker, Tuck
Generic synonyms: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch
Derivative terms: Gathering, Pucker, Tuck, Tucker

8. Verb. Get people together. "They want to gather the prisoners "; "Gather the close family members"
Exact synonyms: Assemble, Get Together
Causes: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Meet
Specialized synonyms: Make
Derivative terms: Assemblage, Assemblage, Gathering, Gathering, Get Together

9. Verb. Draw and bring closer. "She gathered her shawl around her shoulders"
Generic synonyms: Pull

10. Verb. Look for (food) in nature. "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
Generic synonyms: Look For, Search, Seek
Specialized synonyms: Shell
Derivative terms: Gatherer

11. Verb. Increase or develop. "The car gathers speed"
Exact synonyms: Gain
Generic synonyms: Increase

Definition of Gather

1. v. t. 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.

2. v. i. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.

3. n. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.

Definition of Gather

1. Verb. To collect; normally separate things. ¹

2. Verb. To bring parts of a whole closer. ¹

3. Verb. To infer or conclude; to know from a different source. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive medicine of a boil or sore) To be filled with pus ¹

5. Verb. (glassblowing) To collect molten glass on the end of a tool. ¹

6. Noun. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker. ¹

7. Noun. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward. ¹

8. Noun. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See gather (transitive verb). ¹

9. Noun. (context: glassblowing) A piece of molten glass colected on the end of a blowpipe. ¹

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Definition of Gather

1. to bring together into one place or group [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Gather

1. 1. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate. "When small humors gather to a gout." (Pope) "Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes." (Tennyson) 2. To grow larger by accretion; to increase. "Their snowball did not gather as it went." (Bacon) 3. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered. 4. To collect or bring things together. "Thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed." (Matt. Xxv. 26) 1. 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. "And Belgium's capital had gathered them Her beauty and her chivalry." (Byron) "When he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together." (Matt. Ii. 4) 2. 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. "A rose just gathered from the stalk." (Dryden) "Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?" (Matt. Vii. 16) "Gather us from among the heathen." (Ps. Cvi. 47) 3. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up. "He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor." (Prov. Xxviii. 8) "To pay the creditor . . . He must gather up money by degrees." (Locke) 4. 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; as, to gather a ruffle. "Gathering his flowing robe, he seemed to stand In act to speak, and graceful stretched his hand." (Pope) 5. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude. "Let me say no more Gather the sequel by that went before." (Shak) 6. To gain; to win. "He gathers ground upon her in the chase." (Dryden) 7. 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. 8. To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope. To be gathered to one's people, or to one's fathers to die. To gather breath, to recover normal breathing after being out of breath; to get breath; to rest. To gather one's self together, to collect and dispose one's powers for a great effort, as a beast crouches preparatory to a leap. To gather way, to begin to move; to move with increasing speed. Origin: OE. Gaderen, AS. Gaderian, gadrian, fr. Gador, geador, together, fr. Gaed fellowship; akin to E. Good, D. Gaderen to collect, G. Gatte husband, MHG. Gate, also companion, Goth. Gadiliggs a sister's son. See Good, and cf. Together. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gather

gateway drug
gateway drugs
gather (current term)
gather dust
gather in
gather one's thoughts
gather one's wits
gather up
gathered dust
gathered skirt

Literary usage of Gather

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"gather, gather, gather, etc. Our signal for fight, that from monarchs we drew, Ii ust be heard but by night in our vengeful haloo ! ..."

2. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of by Robert M. Hartley, American Bible Society, Wightman family (1875)
"44 For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. food treasure of his heart ..."

3. Sermons by Phillips Brooks (1896)
"But he said, ' Nay ; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest.' "—MATTHEW xiii. 29. ..."

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