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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gather \Gath"er\ (g[a^][th]"[~e]r), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Gathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gathering}.] [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr. gador, geador, together, fr. g[ae]d fellowship; akin to E. good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG. gate, also companion, Goth. gadiliggs a sister's son. [root]29. See {Good}, and cf. {Together}.]

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. [Obs.]

He gathers ground upon her in the chase. --Dryden.

7. (Arch.) 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. (Naut.) To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.

{To be gathered to one's people} or {To be gathered to one's fathers} to die. --Gen. xxv. 8.

{To gather breath}, to recover normal breathing after being out of breath; to get one's breath; to rest. --Spenser.

{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} (Naut.), to begin to move; to move with increasing speed.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gather \Gath"er\, verb (used without an object)

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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gather \Gath"er\, noun

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

2. (Carriage Making) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.

3. (Arch.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See {Gather}, verb (used with an object), 7.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gather

noun

1: sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching [syn: {gather}, {gathering}]

2: the act of gathering something [syn: {gather}, {gathering}]

verb

1: assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together" [syn: {gather}, {garner}, {collect}, {pull together}] [ant: {distribute}, {spread}]

2: collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room" [syn: {meet}, {gather}, {assemble}, {forgather}, {foregather}]

3: collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up" [syn: {accumulate}, {cumulate}, {conglomerate}, {pile up}, {gather}, {amass}]

4: conclude from evidence; "I gather you have not done your homework"

5: draw together into folds or puckers [syn: {gather}, {pucker}, {tuck}]

6: get people together; "assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members" [syn: {assemble}, {gather}, {get together}]

7: draw and bring closer; "she gathered her shawl around her shoulders"

8: look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"

9: increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed" [syn: {gain}, {gather}]


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