Gath´er   Pronunciation: găth´ẽr
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Gathered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gathering.]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
to die.
To gather breath
to recover normal breathing after being out of breath; to get one's breath; to rest.
- Gen. xxv. 8.
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.
- Spenser.
To gather way
(Naut.) to begin to move; to move with increasing speed.
v. i.1.To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
When small humors gather to a gout.
- Pope.
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.
n.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, v. t., 7.
Noun1.gather - sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
Synonyms: gathering
2.gather - the act of gathering something
Synonyms: gathering
Verb1.gather - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
2.gather - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
3.gather - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
4.gather - conclude from evidence; "I gather you have not done your homework"
5.gather - draw fabric together and sew it tightly
Synonyms: pucker, tuck
6.gather - get people together; "assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members"
7.gather - look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
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