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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 ?
Then Achilles gave a loud cry and his mother heard him as she was sitting in the depths of the sea by the old man her father, whereon she screamed, and all the goddesses daughters of Nereus that dwelt at the bottom of the sea, came gathering round her.
Out in the fields he could see still other women hoeing, weeding, or gathering.
Gathering up all he could carry under one arm, he overturned the seething cauldron with a kick, and disappeared into the foliage above just as the first of the returning natives entered the gate at the far end of the village street.
As he went down into the great orchard, he did not see Dolius, nor any of his sons nor of the other bondsmen, for they were all gathering thorns to make a fence for the vineyard, at the place where the old man had told them; he therefore found his father alone, hoeing a vine.
But Ulysses gave a great cry, and gathering himself together swooped down like a soaring eagle.
Many are your temples and wooded groves, and all peaks and towering bluffs of lofty mountains and rivers flowing to the sea are dear to you, Phoebus, yet in Delos do you most delight your heart; for there the long robed Ionians gather in your honour with their children and shy wives: mindful, they delight you with boxing and dancing and song, so often as they hold their gathering.
Thence, swift as thought, he speeds from earth to Olympus, to the house of Zeus, to join the gathering of the other gods: then straightway the undying gods think only of the lyre and song, and all the Muses together, voice sweetly answering voice, hymn the unending gifts the gods enjoy and the sufferings of men, all that they endure at the hands of the deathless gods, and how they live witless and helpless and cannot find healing for death or defence against old age.
But that first doubtful tottering moment passed, he seemed to gather strength with his gathering excitement; and the next day, when he was seated at table with his creditors, his eye kindling and his cheek flushed with the consciousness that he was about to make an honorable figure once more, he looked more like the proud, confident, warm-hearted, and warm-tempered Tulliver of old times than might have seemed possible to any one who had met him a week before, riding along as had been his wont for the last four years since the sense of failure and debt had been upon him,--with his head hanging down, casting brief, unwilling looks on those who forced themselves on his notice.
The morning light was growing clearer for them, and they could see the heaviness gathering in his face, and the dulness in his eyes.
Hetty got quite out of patience, and at last, with a frown and pout, and gathering tears, she said, "Oh dear, Aunt, I wish you'd speak to Totty; she keeps putting her legs up so, and messing my frock.
She compromised, however, by taking upon herself the lighter labours of cooking and gathering driftwood and moss for our winter's supply.
When I had gone from the shadow of the Ghost Mountain, Umslopogaas summoned a gathering of all his headmen, and told them it was his desire that the People of the Axe should no longer be a little people; that they should grow great and number their cattle by tens of thousands.