Definition of Gathering

1. Noun. A group of persons together in one place.

2. Noun. The social act of assembling. "They demanded the right of assembly"

3. Noun. The act of gathering something.
Exact synonyms: Gather
Generic synonyms: Aggregation, Assembling, Collecting, Collection
Specialized synonyms: Centralisation, Centralization, Harvest, Harvest Home, Harvesting
Derivative terms: Gather, Gather, Gather

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

Definition of Gathering

1. n. The act of collecting or bringing together.

2. a. Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.

Definition of Gathering

1. Noun. A meeting or get-together; a party or social function. ¹

2. Noun. A group of people or things. ¹

3. Noun. ((term bookbinding)) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half. ¹

4. Verb. present continuous of gather; collecting or bringing together ¹

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Definition of Gathering

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Medical Definition of Gathering

1. Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating. Gathering board, a table or board on which signatures are gathered or assembled, to form a book. Gathering coal, a lighted coal left smothered in embers over night, about which kindling wood is gathered in the morning. Gathering hoop, a hoop used by coopers to draw together the ends of barrel staves, to allow the hoops to be slipped over them. Gathering peat. A piece of peat used as a gathering coal, to preserve a fire. In Scotland, a fiery peat which was sent round by the Borderers as an alarm signal, as the fiery cross was by the Highlanders. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gathering

gather dust
gather in
gather one's thoughts
gather one's wits
gather up
gathered dust
gathered skirt
gathering (current term)
gathering dust
gathering place
gathers dust
gating current
gating mechanism
gator bait

Literary usage of Gathering

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1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1890)
"To avoid these evils, each gathering hule has its "boot," a rounded hood of ... permits it to stand always at the same level there as in the gathering ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"582, 41 SE 992, It was held that "one who goes to a public gathering, having no pistol upon his person at the time he arrives at the place where the ..."

3. The Works of A. Conan Doyle by Arthur Conan Doyle (1902)
"XVII OF THE gathering IN THE MARKET-SQUARE THE fair town in which we now found ourselves was, although Monmouth had not yet reached it, the real centre of ..."

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