Definitions of gather

  1. To collect; to increase; to generate pus or matter; to ripen.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
  5. 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.
  6. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
  7. To gain; to win.
  8. 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.
  9. To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
  10. To assemble or bring together; collect; bring into one place; pick up; glean; pluck; accumulate; pucker or plait; infer.
  11. To collect: to acquire: to plait: to learn by inference.
  12. To collect; infer; plait.
  13. To deduce; infer.
  14. To draw into folds.
  15. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
  16. To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
  17. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
  18. To collect or bring things together.
  19. To congregate; generate pus; increase; ripen.
  20. To assemble or muster: to increase: to suppurate.
  21. To assemble; increase; suppurate.
  22. get people together; " assemble your colleagues"; " get together all those who are interested in the project"; " gather the close family members"
  23. collect in one place; " We assembled in the church basement"; " Let's gather in the dining room"
  24. assemble or get together; " gather some stones"; " pull your thoughts together"
  25. conclude from evidence; " I gather you have not done your homework"
  26. look for ( food) in nature; " Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
  27. draw fabric together and sew it tightly
  28. To congregate.
  29. To increase; accumulate.
  30. To come to a head; concentrate.
  31. To bring together; to collect; to pluck; to acquire; to accumulate; to contract; to pucker; to plait; to deduce by inference.
  32. To bring together; to collect; to accumulate; to assemble; to infer; to pick, as fruit.
  33. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
  34. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
  35. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
  36. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing the thread through.
  37. A plait; fold.
  38. A plait or fold in cloth.
  39. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing. To gather breath, to have respite.
  40. A fold in sewing; a pucker.