gathers

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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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My dream this morning. (2015-08-04: Approximately Noon Pacific Daylight Time)

I had an interesting dream today (Tuesday) around noon. I was sleeping in bed since 5 p.m. on Monday, the previous day. I went to bed around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, but unfortunately, I failed to fall asleep. I remained alert in bed trying to fall asleep until 5 p.m. that day, when I finally fell alseep and slept until around 12:15 p.m. today, which is why I guess the dream happened around noon.

This morning I had totally awesome higher power superpower dreams.

It started off at Mizar Place where I was in a really weird altered state and my brother and Dad didn't trust me with anything dangerous. While in my altered state, I tried to explain to them that I knew what danger was. I used the stove as an example. I explained that the burner was hot and the pilot light had to stay lit or otherwise gas would escape and catch fire.

It was nighttime. I was standing in the kitchen. They were in the dining room.

Then there was a super loud arcing noise coming from what sounded like miles away. Just super loud electrical sparking type noise. So Dad and I went to investigate. We drove several blocks and about half a mile through residential neighborhoods until we found a military zone full of security guards, then we found the source of the noise.

There was a huge gigantic antenna about 300 feet tall that had been built behind the backyard of a house in the grass of the elementary school schoolyard. Somehow then we were behind the house in the schoolyard, close enough to see the flashes of light coming from inside the house and that the sparks were being channeled through a ducting system that was connected to an amplifier unit and broadcast in all directions through some kind of ultra, ultra loud and elaborate public address system in the schoolyard, as well as through the radio antenna.

There was a military cop that greeted us. Dad had a black Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol and I had a small silver-colored .22 semi-automatic pistol with a wooden grip. The cop asked us if we had permits for the guns. Dad said he did but that I didn't. The MP asked for my gun. I handed it to him without resistance, but felt really stupid after the fact because I gave it to him barrel first - unfortunately pointed in his general direction. He took it without incident, but I felt embarrassed for not pointing the barrel toward the ground in the process.

Then we tried to figure out what the gigantic antenna was for. Dad guessed that it was classified but he said he thought it had something to do with extending the range of antennas at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Then we drove to Vandenberg and when we arrived it was suddenly daytime. It was clear that there was something big going on. There were all kinds of advanced aircraft flying around really low to the ground.

Dad and I and my brother and one of his friends were in a van. We saw a helicopter-like aircraft fly really low by us and we could see the pilot through the windows. It was a really beautiful woman with medium length blonde hair. She wasn't wearing a helmet.

Then all of sudden, the beautiful woman was in the van with us. She explained that she was able to sneak up on us without a sound and enter the van without even opening the door. She explained that they had advanced nanotechnology and the ability to move and reassemble atoms very quickly.

Then she took us to a place where there were spaceships from aliens and they said that we were selected as part of a small group of people that would now go with the aliens. She took us inside one of the alien spaceships.

The inside of the spaceship took us to another world that was filled with ancient hieroglyphics and giant aliens.

They explained that they had been looking for a human god to control the spaceship, and I naturally didn't want the job because I had so many flaws and limitations. Then they took me to the alien god who was in charge of the spaceship. He said, "This is for you and your list of limitations."

I was trying to explain to Dad that they had advanced nanotechnology and that they could do anything to us and then return us to perfect health. I tried to explain that there was nothing to fear because we had already been scanned.

Then we were in a giant building that went on forever and it was filled with sleeping mummies that were starting to come back to life in perfect health. I remember saying that I would like to be the walls and floor of that building.

Suddenly all the walls to the whole building turned into solid gold, and all the floors turned into gold colored marble with an interesting continuous grain. It was all beautiful.

Then the aliens started demonstrating that they could kill us and revive us to perfect health, even better than we were before.

Then things started attacking us. There was some kind of dog like creature running towards me. I just stood there waiting to see what would happen, knowing that I would be fine. Then a group of four aliens were coming towards me. Again, I stood my ground and didn't run.

They attacked me and did some damage then quickly called off their attack and walked away peacefully, and I was repaired to full health.

A bunch of stuff happened that is escaping my memory, but the last words of the dream were from the inside of a golden palace and the leader of the aliens said to me, "You're immortal soul is with us, the angels."

Then I woke up.

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