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Meaning & Definition of Gather in English

English

Gather

/gæðər/

noun

1. Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching

    synonym:
  • gather
  • ,
  • gathering

2. The act of gathering something

    synonym:
  • gather
  • ,
  • gathering

verb

1. Assemble or get together

  • "Gather some stones"
  • "Pull your thoughts together"
    synonym:
  • gather
  • ,
  • garner
  • ,
  • collect
  • ,
  • pull together

2. Collect in one place

  • "We assembled in the church basement"
  • "Let's gather in the dining room"
    synonym:
  • meet
  • ,
  • gather
  • ,
  • assemble
  • ,
  • forgather
  • ,
  • foregather

3. Collect or gather

  • "Journals are accumulating in my office"
  • "The work keeps piling up"
    synonym:
  • accumulate
  • ,
  • cumulate
  • ,
  • conglomerate
  • ,
  • pile up
  • ,
  • gather
  • ,
  • amass

4. Conclude from evidence

  • "I gather you have not done your homework"
    synonym:
  • gather

5. Draw together into folds or puckers

    synonym:
  • gather
  • ,
  • pucker
  • ,
  • tuck

6. Get people together

  • "Assemble your colleagues"
  • "Get together all those who are interested in the project"
  • "Gather the close family members"
    synonym:
  • assemble
  • ,
  • gather
  • ,
  • get together

7. Draw and bring closer

  • "She gathered her shawl around her shoulders"
    synonym:
  • gather

8. Look for (food) in nature

  • "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the fall"
    synonym:
  • gather

9. Increase or develop

  • "The peace movement gained momentum"
  • "The car gathers speed"
    synonym:
  • gain
  • ,
  • gather

Examples of using

I'd like you to help me gather some firewood.
It was his job to gather eggs.
Birds of a feather will gather together.