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gath·er·ing

 (găth′ər-ĭng)
n.
1.
a. The action of one that gathers.
b. That which is gathered or amassed; a collection or accumulation.
2. An assembly of persons; a meeting.
3. The collecting of food that grows wild, such as berries, roots, and grains.
4. A gather in cloth.
5. A suppurated swelling; a boil or abscess.

gathering

(ˈɡæðərɪŋ)
n
1. a group of people, things, etc, that are gathered together; assembly
2. (Knitting & Sewing) sewing a gather or series of gathers in material
3. (Pathology)
a. the formation of pus in a boil
b. the pus so formed
4. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing an informal name for section17

gath•er•ing

(ˈgæð ər ɪŋ)

n.
1. an assembly; meeting.
2. an assemblage of people.
3. a collection of anything.
4. the act of a person or thing that gathers.
5. something gathered together.
6. a gather in cloth.
7. an inflamed and suppurating swelling.
[before 900]

Gathering

 a crowd; an assembly; a collection.
Example: Gathering of Ghosts [book title by Roy Lewis], 1982.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gathering - a group of persons together in one placegathering - a group of persons together in one place
social group - people sharing some social relation
building - the occupants of a building; "the entire building complained about the noise"
carload - a gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile
contingent - a gathering of persons representative of some larger group; "each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics"
floor - the occupants of a floor; "the whole floor complained about the lack of heat"
pair - two people considered as a unit
room - the people who are present in a room; "the whole room was cheering"
threesome, triad, trinity, trio - three people considered as a unit
turnout - the group that gathers together for a particular occasion; "a large turnout for the meeting"
foursome, quartette, quartet - four people considered as a unit; "he joined a barbershop quartet"; "the foursome teed off before 9 a.m."
fivesome, quintette, quintet - five people considered as a unit
sixsome, sextette, sextet - six people considered as a unit
sevensome, septette, septet - seven people considered as a unit
eightsome, octette, octet - eight people considered as a unit
assembly - a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
crowd - a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
concourse, throng, multitude - a large gathering of people
audience - a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance; "the audience applauded"; "someone in the audience began to cough"
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
municipality - people living in a town or city having local self-government
cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae - the actors in a play
grade, class, course, form - a body of students who are taught together; "early morning classes are always sleepy"
year, class - a body of students who graduate together; "the class of '97"; "she was in my year at Hoehandle High"
social affair, social gathering - a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
bunch, crowd, gang, crew - an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd"
group meeting, meeting - a formally arranged gathering; "next year the meeting will be in Chicago"; "the meeting elected a chairperson"
covey - a small collection of people
quorum - a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business
mass meeting, rally - a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
commune - a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
convocation - a group gathered in response to a summons
fair - gathering of producers to promote business; "world fair"; "trade fair"; "book fair"
bevy - a large gathering of people of a particular type; "he was surrounded by a bevy of beauties in bathing attire"; "a bevy of young beach boys swarmed around him"
entourage, retinue, cortege, suite - the group following and attending to some important person
camp - a group of people living together in a camp; "the whole camp laughed at his mistake"
muster - a gathering of military personnel for duty; "he was thrown in the brig for missing muster"
rap group - a gathering of people holding a rap session
rave-up - a raucous gathering
table - a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game; "he entertained the whole table with his witty remarks"
wine tasting - a gathering of people to taste and compare different wines
2.gathering - the social act of assemblinggathering - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
group action - action taken by a group of people
mobilisation, mobilization - act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action; "mobilization of the country's economic resources"
calling together, convocation - the act of convoking
coming together, meeting - the social act of assembling for some common purpose; "his meeting with the salesmen was the high point of his day"
congregating, congregation - the act of congregating
convening, convention - the act of convening
concentration - bringing together military forces
3.gathering - 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
4.gathering - 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"

gathering

noun
1. assembly, group, crowd, meeting, conference, company, party, congress, mass, rally, convention, knot, flock, get-together (informal), congregation, muster, turnout, multitude, throng, hui (N.Z.), concourse, assemblage, conclave, convocation He spoke today before a large gathering of world leaders.
2. collecting, gaining, collection, obtaining, acquisition, roundup, accumulation, stockpiling, attainment, procuring a mission to spearhead the gathering of information

gathering

noun
2. A number of persons who have come or been gathered together:
Informal: get-together.
3. The act or fact of coming together:
Translations
تَجَمُّع، إلتِقاء
shromáždění
forsamlingsamling
samkoma
srečanje

gathering

[ˈgæðərɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= assembly) → reunión f; (= persons present) → concurrencia f
2. (Med) → absceso m
3. (Typ) → alzado m
B. ADJ [force, speed] → creciente, en aumento
the gathering stormla tormenta que se aproxima

gathering

[ˈgæðərɪŋ] nréunion f
family gathering → une réunion de famille

gathering

n
(= group)Gruppe f; (= assembly)Versammlung f; family gatheringFamilientreffen nt; a social gatheringein geselliges Beisammensein
(of people)Versammeln nt; (of objects)Sammeln nt; (of fruit)Pflücken nt; (of crops)Ernte f; (of speed)Zunahme f
(Sew) → Fältchen nt
adj
(= increasing) dusk, darkness, gloomzunehmend; storm, cloudsaufziehend
(= assembling) crowdzusammenlaufend

gathering

[ˈgæðrɪŋ] n (meeting) → raduno, riunione f; (crowd) → gruppo

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.
References in classic literature ?
Down they went, feeling a trifle timid, for they seldom went to parties, and informal as this little gathering was, it was an event to them.
When, in the gathering dark- ness, he could no longer see the purple, bloated face and the burning eyes, a curious fancy came to him.
While I reassured her and told her there would be plenty of time, the barefooted boys from outside were slipping into the kitchen and gathering about her.
Children freshly befurbelowed, were gathering for their games under the oaks.
he said, in a voice as remarkable for the softness and sweetness of its tones, as was his person for its rare proportions; "I may speak of these things, and be no braggart; for I have been down at both havens; that which is situate at the mouth of Thames, and is named after the capital of Old England, and that which is called 'Haven', with the addition of the word'New'; and have seen the scows and brigantines collecting their droves, like the gathering to the ark, being outward bound to the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of barter and traffic in four-footed animals; but never before have I beheld a beast which verified the true scripture war-horse like this: 'He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men.
It is merely a gathering of some dozen or so of friends from several districts of the State; men of distinguished character and influence, assembling, almost casually, at the house of a common friend, likewise distinguished, who will make them welcome to a little better than his ordinary fare.
In the afternoon of a certain summer's day, after Pearl grew big enough to run about, she amused herself with gathering handfuls of wild flowers, and flinging them, one by one, at her mother's bosom; dancing up and down like a little elf whenever she hit the scarlet letter.
How he would figure among them in the churchyard, between services on Sundays; gathering grapes for them from the wild vines that overran the surrounding trees; reciting for their amusement all the epitaphs on the tombstones; or sauntering, with a whole bevy of them, along the banks of the adjacent mill-pond; while the more bashful country bumpkins hung sheepishly back, envying his superior elegance and address.
Grose looked hard, through the window, at the gray, gathering day.
So gathering up the shavings with another grin, and throwing them into the great stove in the middle of the room, he went about his business, and left me in a brown study.
And meantime, agents of the packers were gathering gangs of Negroes in the country districts of the far South, promising them five dollars a day and board, and being careful not to mention there was a strike; already carloads of them were on the way, with special rates from the railroads, and all traffic ordered out of the way.
She sat down by the drawer, and, leaning her head on her hands over it, wept till the tears fell through her fingers into the drawer; then suddenly raising her head, she began, with nervous haste, selecting the plainest and most substantial articles, and gathering them into a bundle.