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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gather  \Gath"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gathered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Gathering}.]  [OE.  gaderen,  AS  gaderian  gadrian,  fr 
  gador,  geador,  together,  fr  g[ae]d  fellowship;  akin  to  E. 
  good,  D.  gaderen  to  collect,  G.  gatte  husband,  MHG.  gate, 
  also  companion,  Goth.  gadiliggs  a  sister's  son.  [root]29.  See 
  {Good},  and  cf  {Together}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  And  Belgium's  capital  had  gathered  them  Her  beauty 
  and  her  chivalry.  --Byron. 
 
  When  he  had  gathered  all  the  chief  priests  and 
  scribes  of  the  people  together.  --Matt.  ii  4. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  A  rose  just  gathered  from  the  stalk.  --Dryden. 
 
  Do  men  gather  grapes  of  thorns,  or  figs  of  thistles? 
  --Matt.  vii. 
  16. 
 
  Gather  us  from  among  the  heathen.  --Ps.  cvi.  47. 
 
  3.  To  accumulate  by  collecting  and  saving  little  by  little; 
  to  amass;  to  gain;  to  heap  up 
 
  He  that  by  usury  and  unjust  gain  increaseth  his 
  substance,  he  shall  gather  it  for  him  that  will  pity 
  the  poor.  --Prov. 
  xxviii.  8. 
 
  To  pay  the  creditor  .  .  .  he  must  gather  up  money  by 
  degrees.  --Locke. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  Gathering  his  flowing  robe,  he  seemed  to  stand  In 
  act  to  speak,  and  graceful  stretched  his  hand. 
  --Pope. 
 
  5.  To  derive,  or  deduce,  as  an  inference;  to  collect,  as  a 
  conclusion,  from  circumstances  that  suggest,  or  arguments 
  that  prove;  to  infer;  to  conclude. 
 
  Let  me  say  no  more?  Gather  the  sequel  by  that  went 
  before  --Shak. 
 
  6.  To  gain;  to  win.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  gathers  ground  upon  her  in  the  chase.  --Dryden. 
 
  7.  (Arch.)  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 
 
  8.  (Naut.)  To  haul  in  to  take  up  as  to  gather  the  slack  of 
  a  rope. 
 
  {To  be  gathered}  {to  one's  people,  or  to  one's  fathers}  to 
  die.  --Gen.  xxv.  8. 
 
  {To  gather  breath},  to  recover  normal  breathing  after  being 
  out  of  breath;  to  get  breath;  to  rest.  --Spenser. 
 
  {To  gather  one's  self  together},  to  collect  and  dispose  one's 
  powers  for  a  great  effort,  as  a  beast  crouches  preparatory 
  to  a  leap. 
 
  {To  gather  way}  (Naut.),  to  begin  to  move  to  move  with 
  increasing  speed. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gather  \Gath"er\,  n. 
  1.  A  plait  or  fold  in  cloth,  made  by  drawing  a  thread  through 
  it  a  pucker. 
 
  2.  (Carriage  Making)  The  inclination  forward  of  the  axle 
  journals  to  keep  the  wheels  from  working  outward. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  soffit  or  under  surface  of  the  masonry 
  required  in  gathering.  See  {Gather},  v.  t.,  7. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gather  \Gath"er\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  come  together;  to  collect;  to  unite;  to  become 
  assembled;  to  congregate. 
 
  When  small  humors  gather  to  a  gout.  --Pope. 
 
  Tears  from  the  depth  of  some  divine  despair  Rise  in 
  the  heart,  and  gather  to  the  eyes.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  grow  larger  by  accretion;  to  increase. 
 
  Their  snowball  did  not  gather  as  it  went  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  To  concentrate;  to  come  to  a  head,  as  a  sore,  and  generate 
  pus;  as  a  boil  has  gathered. 
 
  4.  To  collect  or  bring  things  together. 
 
  Thou  knewest  that  I  reap  where  I  sowed  not  and 
  gather  where  I  have  not  strewed.  --Matt.  xxv. 
  26. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gather 
  n  1:  small  folds  or  puckers  made  by  pulling  tight  a  thread  in  a 
  line  of  stitching  [syn:  {gathering}] 
  2:  the  act  of  gathering  something  [syn:  {gathering}] 
  v  1:  get  together;  "gather  some  stones";  "pull  your  thoughts 
  together"  [syn:  {garner},  {collect},  {pull  together}] 
  [ant:  {spread}] 
  2:  collect  in  one  place  "We  assembled  in  the  church  basement"; 
  "Let's  gather  in  the  dining  room"  [syn:  {meet},  {assemble}, 
  {forgather},  {foregather}] 
  3:  move  together  [syn:  {congregate},  {collect}] 
  4:  collect  or  gather;  "Journals  are  accumulating  in  my  office" 
  [syn:  {accumulate},  {cumulate},  {conglomerate},  {pile  up}, 
  {amass}] 
  5:  conclude  from  evidence;  "I  gather  you  have  not  done  your 
  homework" 
  6:  draw  fabric  together  and  sew  it  tightly  [syn:  {pucker},  {tuck}] 
  7:  get  people  together;  "assemble  your  colleagues";  "get 
  together  all  those  who  are  interested  in  the  project"; 
  "gather  the  close  family  members"  [syn:  {assemble},  {get 
  together}] 
  8:  believe  to  be  the  case;  "I  understand  you  have  no  previous 
  experience?"  [syn:  {understand},  {infer}] 




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