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Definitions of gather

  1. get people together; " assemble your colleagues"; " get together all those who are interested in the project"; " gather the close family members"
  2. collect in one place; " We assembled in the church basement"; " Let's gather in the dining room"
  3. assemble or get together; " gather some stones"; " pull your thoughts together"
  4. the act of gathering something
  5. sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
  6. believe to be the case; " I understand you have no previous experience?"
  7. conclude from evidence; " I gather you have not done your homework"
  8. look for ( food) in nature; " Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
  9. draw fabric together and sew it tightly
  10. To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
  11. To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
  12. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
  13. To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
  14. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
  15. To gain; to win.
  16. To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
  17. To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
  18. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
  19. To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
  20. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
  21. To collect or bring things together.
  22. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
  23. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
  24. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
  25. To assemble or bring together; collect; bring into one place; pick up; glean; pluck; accumulate; pucker or plait; infer.
  26. To congregate; generate pus; increase; ripen.
  27. To collect: to acquire: to plait: to learn by inference.
  28. To assemble or muster: to increase: to suppurate.
  29. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing the thread through.
  30. A plait; fold.
  31. To assemble; increase; suppurate.
  32. To collect; infer; plait.
  33. To deduce; infer.
  34. To draw into folds.
  35. To congregate.
  36. To increase; accumulate.
  37. To come to a head; concentrate.
  38. A plait or fold in cloth.
  39. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing. To gather breath, to have respite.
  40. To bring together; to collect; to pluck; to acquire; to accumulate; to contract; to pucker; to plait; to deduce by inference.
  41. To collect; to increase; to generate pus or matter; to ripen.
  42. To bring together; to collect; to accumulate; to assemble; to infer; to pick, as fruit.
  43. A fold in sewing; a pucker.

Usage examples for gather

  1. " From Lansing's remarks I gather that he is convinced that our enemies will agree to a conference and that then the American Government will have an opportunity to speak in favor of peace. – My Three Years in America by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
  2. Again his face twisted, but he seemed to gather hold of himself. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  3. She looked at him with a sort of peculiar significance, and as if she expected him to gather something definite from the remark. – Bye-Ways by Robert Smythe Hichens
  4. I was too deeply agitated, and I wished to gather up my strength for later use. – First Person Paramount by Ambrose Pratt
  5. But come now and help me gather tules. – History of California by Helen Elliott Bandini
  6. It is easy to gather them. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  7. I gather now that she hated me because she hated my father. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  8. But Mr, Blake said to gather some fish. – Into the Primitive by Robert Ames Bennet
  9. I gather you've seen her? – The Debit Account by Oliver Onions
  10. McGinty was quick to gather that someone must have given him away. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  11. Suppose we were to gather them." – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  12. She would come and he would gather her into his arms. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  13. And take thou unto thee of all food that is eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; and it shall be food for thee and for them. – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  14. She remembered bits here and there, but was unable to gather them into a whole. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  15. All its lights were out, and fresh snow was beginning to gather on the top against the luggage rail. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  16. He began to gather whatever Nature provided freely, and turn it into money. – A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock
  17. What have you been doing to gather in the coin? – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
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