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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 ?
THE GREEN RIVER VALLEY was at this time the scene of one of those general gatherings of traders, trappers, and Indians, that we have already mentioned.
She had fallen ill unexpectedly a few days previously, had missed several gatherings of which she was usually ornament, and was said to be receiving no one, and instead of the celebrated Petersburg doctors who usually attended her had entrusted herself to some Italian doctor who was treating her in some new and unusual way.
An old labourer, bent double with age and toil, was gathering sticks in a forest.
A NEGRO in a boat, gathering driftwood, saw a sleeping Alligator, and, thinking it was a log, fell to estimating the number of shingles it would make for his new cabin.
In gales of laughter, intermingled with half-genuine cries of alarm as almost his teeth caught her toes, she always concluded by gathering him into her arms and laughing the last of her laughter away into his flattened ears of joy and love.
This evening, therefore, there will be a gathering at which we shall discuss literature
4-18) Apart from Demeter, lady of the golden sword and glorious fruits, she was playing with the deep-bosomed daughters of Oceanus and gathering flowers over a soft meadow, roses and crocuses and beautiful violets, irises also and hyacinths and the narcissus, which Earth made to grow at the will of Zeus and to please the Host of Many, to be a snare for the bloom-like girl -- a marvellous, radiant flower.
Let us rise soon after supper and see this festival; there will be a gathering of young men, and we will have a good talk.
The fresh morning air and the cool flowing waters put both soul and body in a glow, and after a half-hour employed in this recreation, we sauntered back to the house--Tinor and Marheyo gathering dry sticks by the way for fire-wood; some of the young men laying the cocoanut trees under contribution as they passed beneath them; while Kory-Kory played his outlandish pranks for my particular diversion, and Fayaway and I, not arm in arm to be sure, but sometimes hand in hand, strolled along, with feelings of perfect charity for all the world, and especial good-will towards each other.
He put the book back in the cupboard and closed the door, for he did not wish anyone else to find and destroy his treasure, and as he went out into the gathering darkness he closed the great door of the cabin behind him as it had been before he discovered the secret of its lock, but before he left he had noticed the hunting knife lying where he had thrown it upon the floor, and this he picked up and took with him to show to his fellows.
And thus, perhaps, there was something in Grandfather's heart that cheered him most with its warmth and comfort in the gathering twilight of old age.
WHILE difficulties and disasters had been gathering about the infant settlement of Astoria, the mind of its projector at New York was a prey to great anxiety.