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gath·er

 (găth′ər)
v. gath·ered, gath·er·ing, gath·ers
v.tr.
1.
a. To collect from different places; assemble: gather the pieces of a puzzle; gather information.
b. To cause to come together; convene: The teacher gathered the students around the exhibit.
c. To draw (something or someone) closer to oneself: gathered the shawl about my shoulders; gathered the child in her arms.
d. To draw into small folds or puckers, as by pulling a thread through cloth.
e. To contract and wrinkle (the brow).
2. To harvest or pick: gather crops; gather mushrooms.
3. To conclude or infer, as from evidence: I gather a decision has not been reached.
4. To summon up; muster: gathered up his courage.
5.
a. To accumulate (something) gradually; amass: The top of the bookshelf gathered dust.
b. To attract or be the center of attraction for: The jugglers gathered a large crowd.
6. To gain by a process of gradual increase: gather speed.
7. To pick up or collect (molten glass) using a tool in glass blowing.
v.intr.
1. To come together in a group; assemble: A crowd gathered in the lobby.
2. To accumulate: Dark clouds are gathering.
3. To grow or increase by degrees: The truck's speed gathered on the downslope.
4. To come to a head, as a boil; fester.
5. To forage for wild foodstuffs.
n.
1. The act or an instance of gathering.
2. Something gathered, especially:
a. A small fold or pucker made by gathering cloth.
b. A mass of molten glass collected on the end of a blowpipe or other glass-blowing tool.

[Middle English getheren, gaderen, from Old English gadrian; see ghedh- in Indo-European roots.]

gath′er·er n.
Synonyms: gather, collect1, assemble, congregate, accumulate, amass
These verbs mean to bring or come together in a group or aggregate. Gather is the most widely applicable: I gathered sticks for the fire. Clouds gathered in the evening sky. Collect frequently refers to the careful selection of like or related things that become part of an organized whole: She collects stamps as a hobby. In other contexts, collect suggests the gradual process by which similar items or materials come together to form a distinct mass: Dust collected on the shelves. Leaves collected in the gutter. Assemble implies a definite and usually close relationship. With respect to persons, the term suggests convening out of common interest or purpose: Assembling an able staff was more difficult than expected. The reporters assembled for the press conference. With respect to things, assemble implies gathering and fitting together components: The curator is assembling an interesting exhibit of Stone Age artifacts. Congregate refers chiefly to the coming together of a large number of persons or animals: The students congregated after class to compare notes. Accumulate applies to the increase of like or related things over an extended period: They accumulated enough capital to invest. Old newspapers accumulated in the basement. Amass refers to the collection or accumulation of things, often valuable things, to form an imposing quantity: Their families had amassed great fortunes. Rocks had amassed at the bottom of the glacier. See Also Synonyms at reap.

gather

(ˈɡæðə)
vb
1. to assemble or cause to assemble
2. to collect or be collected gradually; muster
3. (tr) to learn from information given; conclude or assume
4. (tr) to pick or harvest (flowers, fruit, etc)
5. (tr; foll by to or into) to clasp or embrace: the mother gathered the child into her arms.
6. (tr) to bring close (to) or wrap (around): she gathered her shawl about her shoulders.
7. to increase or cause to increase gradually, as in force, speed, intensity, etc
8. to contract (the brow) or (of the brow) to become contracted into wrinkles; knit
9. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to assemble (sections of a book) in the correct sequence for binding
10. (tr) to collect by making a selection
11. (tr) to prepare or make ready: to gather one's wits.
12. (Knitting & Sewing) to draw (material) into a series of small tucks or folds by passing a thread through it and then pulling it tight
13. (Pathology) (intr) (of a boil or other sore) to come to a head; form pus
n
14.
a. the act of gathering
b. the amount gathered
15. (Knitting & Sewing) a small fold in material, as made by a tightly pulled stitch; tuck
16. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing an informal name for section17
[Old English gadrian; related to Old Frisian gaderia, Middle Low German gaderen]
ˈgatherable adj
ˈgatherer n

gath•er

(ˈgæð ər)
v.t.
1. to bring together into one group, collection, or place; collect: to gather firewood; to gather supporters.
2. to pick or harvest (any crop or natural yield) from its place of growth: to gather fruit.
3. to pick up piece by piece: Gather your toys from the floor.
4. to pick or scoop up: She gathered the crying child in her arms.
5. to serve as a center of attention for; attract.
6. to increase gradually and steadily: The car gathered speed.
7. to take by selection from among other things; sort out; cull.
8. to assemble or collect (one's energies or oneself) as for an effort (often fol. by up).
9. to learn or conclude from observation; infer; deduce: I gather that she is the real leader.
10. to wrap or draw around or close: He gathered his scarf around his neck.
11. to contract (the brow) into wrinkles.
12. to draw (cloth) up on a thread in fine folds or puckers by means of even stitches.
13. to assemble (the printed sections of a book) in proper sequence for binding.
14. to accumulate or collect (molten glass) at the end of a tube for blowing, shaping, etc.
v.i.
15. to come together around a central point; assemble.
16. to collect or accumulate: Clouds were gathering in the northeast.
17. to grow, as by accretion; increase.
18. to become contracted into wrinkles, folds, or creases, as the brow or as cloth.
19. to come to a head, as a sore in suppurating.
n.
20. a drawing together; contraction.
21. Often, gathers. a fold or pucker, as in gathered cloth.
22. an act or instance of gathering.
23. an amount or number gathered, as during a harvest.
Idioms:
be gathered to one's fathers, to die.
[before 900; Old English gaderian, derivative of geador together, akin to gæd fellowship; compare together]
gath′er•er, n.
syn: gather, assemble, collect, muster, marshal imply bringing or drawing together. gather expresses the general idea usu. with no implication of arrangement: to gather seashells. assemble is used of persons, objects, or facts brought together in a specific place or for a specific purpose: to assemble data for a report. collect implies purposeful accumulation to form an ordered whole: to collect evidence. muster, primarily a military term, suggests thoroughness in the process of collection: to muster all one's resources. marshal, another chiefly military term, suggests rigorously ordered, purposeful arrangement: to marshal facts for effective presentation.

gather


Past participle: gathered
Gerund: gathering

Imperative
gather
gather
Present
I gather
you gather
he/she/it gathers
we gather
you gather
they gather
Preterite
I gathered
you gathered
he/she/it gathered
we gathered
you gathered
they gathered
Present Continuous
I am gathering
you are gathering
he/she/it is gathering
we are gathering
you are gathering
they are gathering
Present Perfect
I have gathered
you have gathered
he/she/it has gathered
we have gathered
you have gathered
they have gathered
Past Continuous
I was gathering
you were gathering
he/she/it was gathering
we were gathering
you were gathering
they were gathering
Past Perfect
I had gathered
you had gathered
he/she/it had gathered
we had gathered
you had gathered
they had gathered
Future
I will gather
you will gather
he/she/it will gather
we will gather
you will gather
they will gather
Future Perfect
I will have gathered
you will have gathered
he/she/it will have gathered
we will have gathered
you will have gathered
they will have gathered
Future Continuous
I will be gathering
you will be gathering
he/she/it will be gathering
we will be gathering
you will be gathering
they will be gathering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gathering
you have been gathering
he/she/it has been gathering
we have been gathering
you have been gathering
they have been gathering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gathering
you will have been gathering
he/she/it will have been gathering
we will have been gathering
you will have been gathering
they will have been gathering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gathering
you had been gathering
he/she/it had been gathering
we had been gathering
you had been gathering
they had been gathering
Conditional
I would gather
you would gather
he/she/it would gather
we would gather
you would gather
they would gather
Past Conditional
I would have gathered
you would have gathered
he/she/it would have gathered
we would have gathered
you would have gathered
they would have gathered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gather - sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
stitchery, sewing - needlework on which you are working with needle and thread; "she put her sewing back in the basket"
2.gather - the act of gathering something
assembling, collecting, aggregation, collection - the act of gathering something together
centralisation, centralization - gathering to a center
harvest home, harvesting, harvest - the gathering of a ripened crop
Verb1.gather - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
mobilize, marshal, mobilise, summon - make ready for action or use; "marshal resources"
rake - gather with a rake; "rake leaves"
glean, harvest, reap - gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes"
club - gather into a club-like mass; "club hair"
hive - gather into a hive; "The beekeeper hived the swarm"
salvage, scavenge - collect discarded or refused material; "She scavenged the garbage cans for food"
muster, muster up, rally, summon, come up - gather or bring together; "muster the courage to do something"; "she rallied her intellect"; "Summon all your courage"
round up - seek out and bring together; "round up some loyal followers"
cull, pick, pluck - look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
nut - gather nuts
snail - gather snails; "We went snailing in the summer"
birdnest, bird-nest - gather birdnests; "They went birdnesting in the early morning"
nest - gather nests
oyster - gather oysters, dig oysters
sponge - gather sponges, in the ocean
pearl - gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean
clam - gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean
shock - collect or gather into shocks; "shock grain"
heap up, stack up, pile up - arrange into piles or stacks; "She piled up her books in my living room"
gather up, lift up, pick up - take and lift upward
spread, distribute - distribute or disperse widely; "The invaders spread their language all over the country"
2.gather - collect in one placegather - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
aggroup, group - form a group or group together
meet - meet by design; be present at the arrival of; "Can you meet me at the train station?"
encounter, meet, run across, come across, run into, see - come together; "I'll probably see you at the meeting"; "How nice to see you again!"
congregate - come together, usually for a purpose; "The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"
hive - move together in a hive or as if in a hive; "The bee swarms are hiving"
fort, fort up - gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense
convene - meet formally; "The council convened last week"
cluster, constellate, flock, clump - come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
crowd together, crowd - to gather together in large numbers; "men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"
converge - move or draw together at a certain location; "The crowd converged on the movie star"
interact - act together or towards others or with others; "He should interact more with his colleagues"
turn out - come and gather for a public event; "Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York"
caucus - meet to select a candidate or promote a policy
club - gather and spend time together; "They always club together"
3.gather - collect or gathergather - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
backlog - accumulate and create a backlog
accrete - grow or become attached by accretion; "The story accreted emotion"
drift - be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow"
4.gather - conclude from evidence; "I gather you have not done your homework"
conclude, reason, reason out - decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
5.gather - draw together into folds or puckers
sew, sew together, stitch, run up - fasten by sewing; do needlework
6.gather - get people togethergather - get people together; "assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members"
make - form by assembling individuals or constituents; "Make a quorum"
7.gather - draw and bring closer; "she gathered her shawl around her shoulders"
pull - apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"
8.gather - look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
look for, search, seek - try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of; "The police are searching for clues"; "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"
shell - look for and collect shells by the seashore
9.gather - increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"

gather

verb
1. congregate, assemble, get together, collect, group, meet, mass, rally, flock, come together, muster, convene, converge, rendezvous, foregather In the evenings, we gathered round the fire and talked.
congregate separate, scatter, disperse
2. assemble, group, collect, round up, marshal, bring together, muster, convene, call together He called to her to gather the children together.
assemble separate, scatter, disperse, diffuse, dissipate
4. pick, harvest, pluck, reap, garner, glean The people lived by fishing, gathering nuts and fruits, and hunting.
5. build up, rise, increase, grow, develop, expand, swell, intensify, wax, heighten, deepen, enlarge, thicken Storm clouds were gathering in the distance.
6. muster, collect, assemble, summon, call up, marshal, call together You must gather your strength for the journey.
7. understand, believe, hear, learn, assume, take it, conclude, presume, be informed, infer, deduce, surmise, be led to believe I gather his report is highly critical of the project.
8. fold, tuck, pleat, ruffle, pucker, shirr Gather the skirt at the waist.

gather

verb
1. To collect (something) bit by bit:
2. To bring together so as to increase in mass or number:
3. To collect ripe crops:
6. To arrive at (a conclusion) from evidence or reasoning:
Translations
طَيَّة الثَّوْبيَجْتَمِعُيَجْمَعيَحْتَشِد، يَتَجَمَّعيَضُم أجْزاء من الثَّوْب
dovídat senabratnařasitsebratshromáždit (se)
samleforstårynke
kerätä yhteen
skupiti
begyûjtgyűlik
ályktarykkingrykkjasafnast samantína
集める
...을 (끌어) 모으다
rauktėsuklostytisusibūrimassusirinkti aplink
ievakt, iegutkrokasplūktsakrokotsapulcēties
záhyby
sklepatizbratizbrati se
samla
รวมตัวกัน
anlamakbüzgüpliseplise/büzgü yapmaktopla mak
tập hợp

gather

[ˈgæðəʳ]
A. VT
1. (also gather together) [+ people, objects] → reunir, juntar (also gather up) [+ pins, sticks, etc] → recoger; [+ harvest, crop] → recoger, recolectar; [+ flowers] → coger, recoger (LAm); [+ information] → reunir, recopilar; [+ hair] → recoger (Sew) → fruncir; [+ taxes] → recaudar
we gathered enough firewood to last the nightreunimos leña suficiente para toda la noche
to gather dustacumular polvo
to gather one's thoughts (together)ordenar sus pensamientos
she gathered her coat around herse envolvió en su abrigo
2. (= gain) to gather speedir ganando or adquiriendo velocidad
to gather strengthcobrar fuerzas
3. to gather that (= understand) → tener entendido que; (= discover) → enterarse de que
as you will have gatheredse habrá dado cuenta de que ...
as far as I could gatherhasta donde pude enterarme
I gather from him thatsegún lo que me dice ...
what are we to gather from this?¿qué consecuencia sacamos de esto?
B. VI
1. [people] (also gather together) → reunirse, juntarse, congregarse; (= crowd together) → amontonarse; [dust] → acumularse; [clouds] → acumularse, cerrarse
they gathered in the doorwayse apiñaron en la entrada
2. (Med) → formar pus
C. N (Sew) → frunce m
gather in VT + ADV [+ harvest, crops] → recoger, recolectar; [+ taxes] → recaudar
to gather in the harvest/cropsrecoger la cosecha, cosechar
gather round VI + ADV & VI + PREP to gather round (sb)agruparse alrededor (de algn)
gather round!¡acercaos!
gather together
A. VT + ADVreunir, juntar
B. VI + ADVreunirse, juntarse, congregarse
gather up VT + ADVrecoger

gather

[ˈgæðər]
vt
[+ flowers, fruit] → cueillir
(= pick up) → ramasser
[+ information, data] → recueillir
to gather one's thoughts → se concentrer
to gather one's wits → rassembler ses esprits
(= assemble) [+ people] → rassembler, réunir
(= get the impression) to gather that ... → conclure que ...
Did you gather she was shocked? → Est-ce que vous en avez conclu qu'elle était choquée?
I gather (that) she ... → D'après ce que j'ai compris, elle ...
I gather she's been ill → D'après ce que j'ai compris, elle a été malade.
to gather from sth [+ expression, tone of voice] → déduire de qch
to gather dust → prendre la poussière
(= increase) to gather speed → prendre de la vitesse
The train gathered speed → Le train a pris de la vitesse.
to gather momentum → gagner du terrain
to gather force → devenir plus fort
(SEWING) [+ waist, sleeve] → faire des fronces à
vi
(= assemble) → se rassembler
People gathered in front of Buckingham Palace → Les gens se sont rassemblés devant Buckingham Palace.
[dust] → s'amasser
[clouds] → s'amonceler
(= understand) → comprendre
as far as I can gather → d'après ce que j'ai compris
gather round
vi [people] → se rapprocher
Gather round everybody! → Rapprochez-vous, tout le monde!
vt [+ person, thing] → se rassembler autour de
gather up
vtramasser

gather

vt
(= collect, bring together)sammeln; crowd, peopleversammeln; flowers, cultivated fruitpflücken; potatoes, corn etcernten; harvesteinbringen; taxeseinziehen; supportgewinnen; (= collect up) broken glass, pins etczusammenlegen, aufsammeln; one’s belongings, books, clothes(zusammen)packen; to gather one’s strengthKräfte sammeln; to gather one’s thoughtsseine Gedanken ordnen, sich sammeln; velvet curtains gather dust/dirtSamtvorhänge sind Staub-/Schmutzfänger; it just sat there gathering dustes stand nur da und verstaubte; the serial gathered a huge audiencedie Serie gewann ein riesiges Publikum
(= increase) to gather speedschneller werden, an Geschwindigkeit gewinnen; to gather strengthstärker werden
(= infer)schließen (from aus); I gathered thatdas dachte ich mir; I gather from the papers that he has …wie ich aus den Zeitungen ersehe, hat er …; from what or as far as I can gather(so) wie ich es sehe; I gather his report is very detailedich nehme an, dass sein Bericht sehr detailliert ist; I gather she won’t be comingich nehme an, dass sie nicht kommt; as you will have/might have gathered …wie Sie bestimmt/vielleicht bemerkt haben …; as can be gathered from my reportwie aus meinem Bericht hervorgeht or zu ersehen ist
to gather somebody into one’s armsjdn in die Arme nehmen or schließen; he gathered her to himer zog sie an sich; she gathered her mink around hersie hüllte sich in ihren Nerz
(Sew) → kräuseln, raffen; (at seam) → fassen
(Typ) → zusammentragen, kollationieren (spec)
vi
(= collect, people) → sich versammeln; (objects, dust etc)sich (an)sammeln; (clouds)sich zusammenziehen; (storm)sich zusammenbrauen; tears gathered in her eyesihre Augen füllten sich mit Tränen
(= increase: darkness, force etc) → zunehmen (→ in an +dat)
(abscess etc)sich mit Eiter füllen; (pus)sich sammeln
n (Sew) → Fältchen nt; there were gathers at the waist (of the skirt)der Rock war in der Taille gekräuselt or gerafft or gefasst

gather

[ˈgæðəʳ]
1. vt
a. (also gather together) (people) → radunare, riunire; (objects) → raccogliere, radunare (also gather up) (papers, possessions) → raccogliere (also gather in) (material) → riprendere, increspare; (taxes) → riscuotere
to gather the harvest → fare il raccolto
to gather dust → raccogliere polvere
to gather one's thoughts/strength → raccogliere i propri pensieri/le proprie forze
she gathered her mink around her → si avvolse nel visone
b. (gain) to gather speedprendere or acquistare velocità
to gather strength (wind, waves) → aumentare d'intensità
c. (understand) to gather (from/that)comprendere (da/che), dedurre (da/che)
I gather (that) you are leaving → ho saputo che parti
as you will have gathered → come avrai indovinato
as far as I can gather → da quel che ho potuto capire
from what he says I gather that ... → da quel che dice mi pare di capire che...
2. vi (people) (also gather together) → raccogliersi, radunarsi; (crowd) → assembrarsi; (dust) → accumularsi; (clouds) → addensarsi
gather round vi + advradunarsi

gather

(ˈgӕðə) verb
1. to (cause to) come together in one place. A crowd of people gathered near the accident.
2. to learn (from what has been seen, heard etc). I gather you are leaving tomorrow.
3. to collect or get. He gathered strawberries from the garden; to gather information.
4. to pull (material) into small folds and stitch together. She gathered the skirt at the waist.
noun
a fold in material, a piece of clothing etc.
ˈgathering noun
a meeting of people. a family gathering.
gather round
to come together around a person, thing etc. Will everyone please gather round?
gather together
to come or bring together, in a group. He gathered his books and papers together.

gather

يَجْتَمِعُ shromáždit (se) samle versammeln συγκεντρώνω congregar, congregarse kerätä yhteen rassembler skupiti raccogliere 集める ...을 (끌어) 모으다 verzamelen samle zebrać juntar собирать samla รวมตัวกัน toplanmak tập hợp 聚集

gather

vt. recoger, acumular.
References in classic literature ?
Let it wait and ripen," was her father's advice, and he practiced what he preached, having waited patiently thirty years for fruit of his own to ripen, and being in no haste to gather it even now when it was sweet and mellow.
In crowds the young men came to gather about the feet of an old man who sat beneath a tree in a tiny garden and who talked to them.
Incidentally the professor will gather in any other antiques of more or less value, if he can find any, and he hopes, even if he doesn't find the idol, to get enough historical material for half a dozen books, to say nothing of magazine articles.
I remember how, as we bent over the pea-vines, beads of perspiration used to gather on her upper lip like a little moustache.
She would sometimes gather them passionately to her heart; she would sometimes forget them.
Without doubt, he could gather no confidence by witnessing our indifference," he said.
Colonel Pyncheon, the claimant, as we gather from whatever traits of him are preserved, was characterized by an iron energy of purpose.
I took it in good part, at the hands of Providence, that I was thrown into a position so little akin to my past habits; and set myself seriously to gather from it whatever profit was to be had.
As strange misgrown masses gather in the knot-holes of the noblest oaks when prostrate, so from the points which the whale's eyes had once occupied, now protruded blind bulbs, horribly pitiable to see.
At noon he came again and gave us our food and water; this time Dolly came with him; she was crying, and I could gather from what they said that Jerry was dangerously ill, and the doctor said it was a bad case.
Some of the men gather about the bar; some wander about, laughing and singing; here and there will be a little group, chanting merrily, and in sublime indifference to the others and to the orchestra as well.
I was even impatient for to- morrow to come, I so wanted to gather in that great triumph and be the center of all the nation's wonder and reverence.