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Definitions of gather

  1. collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. get people together; "assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of gathering something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. believe to be the case; "I understand you have no previous experience?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. conclude from evidence; "I gather you have not done your homework" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. draw fabric together and sew it tightly Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To gain; to win. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To grow larger by accretion; to increase. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To collect or bring things together. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To assemble or bring together; collect; bring into one place; pick up; glean; pluck; accumulate; pucker or plait; infer. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To congregate; generate pus; increase; ripen. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. A plait or pucker in cloth. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To suppurate, come to a head; said of a boil when maturating. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  30. To collect: to acquire: to plait: to learn by inference. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. To assemble or muster: to increase: to suppurate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing the thread through. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. A plait; fold. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To assemble; increase; suppurate. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To collect; infer; plait. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  36. To bring together; assemble; collect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. To deduce; infer. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To draw into folds. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. To congregate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. To increase; accumulate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. To come to a head; concentrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A plait or fold in cloth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing. To gather breath, to have respite. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To bring together; to collect; to pluck; to acquire; to accumulate; to contract; to pucker; to plait; to deduce by inference. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To collect; to increase; to generate pus or matter; to ripen. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To bring together; to collect; to accumulate; to assemble; to infer; to pick, as fruit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. A fold in sewing; a pucker. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. gath'[.e]r, v.t. to collect: to acquire: in sewing, to plait: to learn by inference.--v.i. to assemble or muster: to increase: to suppurate.--n. a plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing the thread through (pl. that part of the dress which is gathered or drawn in).--ns. GATH'ERER, one who collects: a gleaner: in glass manufacturing, a workman who collects molten glass on the end of a rod preparatory to blowing; GATH'ERING, a crowd or assembly: a tumour or collection of matter; GATH'ERING-COAL, -PEAT, a coal, peat, put into a fire at night, with the hot embers gathered about it, to keep the fire alive till morning; GATH'ERING-CRY, a summons to assemble for war.--GATHER BREATH, to recover wind; GATHER GROUND, to gain ground; GATHER ONE'S SELF TOGETHER, to collect all one's powers, like one about to leap; GATHER TO A HEAD, to ripen: to come into a state of preparation for action or effect; GATHER WAY, to get headway by sail or steam so as to answer the helm. [A.S. gaderian, gæderian, (tó)gædere, together; cf. geador, together, g['æ]d, company.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  49. Bring together, cause to assemble, (be gathered to one\'s fathers, die); acquire by collecting, amass; cull, pluck; collect (grain &c.) as harvest; receive addition of (rolling stone gathers no moss, change of calling does not pay; complexion gathers colour; invalid gathers strength; g. head, acquire strength, swell as a festering sore; g. way, begin to move, of ship); summon up (energies), gain or recover (breath); infer, deduce, (that); draw (garment, brow) together in folds or wrinkles, esp. pucker (part of dress) by running thread through; pick up from ground; draw up (limbs, person) into smaller compass; sum up (scattered facts); summon up (thoughts, strength, &c.) for an effort; come together, congregate, form a mass; receive additions (the tale gathered like a snowball); come to a head, develop purulent swelling. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  50. n. A plait or fold in cloth; a pucker. Cabinet Dictionary
  51. Pucker, cloth drawn together in wrinkles. Complete Dictionary

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