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An assembly or meeting, especially one held for a specific purpose
“The exact purpose of the gathering is a surprise to the guests, who are honored with testimonials of gratitude from their hosts.”
A mass or quantity that has piled up or that has been gathered over a period of time
“A mission to spearhead the gathering of information.”
Present participle for to come or bring together
“Large crowds have gathered around him, and he begins to teach them.”
Present participle for to learn from information given
“I gather he's a keen footballer.”
Present participle for collect plants, fruits, etc., for food
“Sixteen Irish people would be brought to an uninhabited island in the South Pacific and left there to survive on the food they could gather or kill for themselves.”
Present participle for to gradually increase in
“Storm clouds were gathering in the distance.”
Present participle for bring together and take in from scattered places or sources
“The growth of the internet has made it so easy for people both to gather information from diverse sources and to disseminate information to diverse recipients.”
“Pull the basting bobbin threads to gather the skirt.”
Present participle for to come or bring together
“Still, after a certain number of blows, I managed to gather myself to the degree that I knew what to do, which was to run.”
“The show soon gathered a fanatical following.”
“The two embrace and gather the child between them.”
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