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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.