Meaning of GATHER in English

■ verb

1》 come or bring together; assemble or accumulate.

2》 bring together and take in from scattered places or sources

↘harvest (a crop).

↘collect plants, fruits, etc., for food: hunting and ~ing.

3》 develop a higher degree of: the Green movement is ~ing pace.

4》 infer; understand.

5》 summon up (a mental or physical attribute): he ~ed his thoughts together.

6》 draw together or towards oneself.

7》 draw and hold together (fabric or a part of a garment) by running thread through it.

■ noun ( ~s ) a part of a garment that is ~ed or drawn in.


~ way (of a ship) begin to move.


~er noun


OE gaderian , of W. Gmc origin; related to together .

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