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Gather

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)
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gath=er

CIDE DICTIONARY

Gatherv. t. [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr. gador, geador, together, fr. gæd fellowship; akin to E. good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG. gate, also companion, Goth. gadiliggs a sister's son. Good, and cf. Together.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "And Belgium's capital had gathered them
    Her beauty and her chivalry.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "When he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "A rose just gathered from the stalk."  [1913 Webster]
    "Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?"  [1913 Webster]
    "Gather us from among the heathen."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.  [1913 Webster]
    "He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor."  [1913 Webster]
    "To pay the creditor . . . he must gather up money by degrees."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Gathering his flowing robe, he seemed to stand
    In act to speak, and graceful stretched his hand.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let me say no more!
    Gather the sequel by that went before.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To gain; to win.  [1913 Webster]
    "He gathers ground upon her in the chase."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.  [1913 Webster]
To be gathered to one's people or To be gathered to one's fathers to die. Gen. xxv. 8. -- To gather breath, to recover normal breathing after being out of breath; to get one's 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.
Gatherv. i. 
  •  To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.  [1913 Webster]
    "When small humors gather to a gout."  [1913 Webster]
    "Tears from the depth of some divine despair
    Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To grow larger by accretion; to increase.  [1913 Webster]
    "Their snowball did not gather as it went."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To collect or bring things together.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed."  [1913 Webster]
Gathern. 
  •  A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Gather, v. & n.
--v.
1 tr. & intr. bring or come together; assemble, accumulate.
2 tr. (usu. foll. by up) a bring together from scattered places or sources. b take up together from the ground, a surface, etc. c draw into a smaller compass.
3 tr. acquire by gradually collecting; amass.
4 tr. a pick a quantity of (flowers etc.). b collect (grain etc.) as a harvest.
5 tr. (often foll. by that + clause) infer or understand.
6 tr. be subjected to or affected by the accumulation or increase of (unread books gathering dust; gather speed; gather strength).
7 tr. (often foll. by up) summon up (one's thoughts, energy, etc.) for a purpose.
8 tr. gain or recover (one's breath).
9 tr. a draw (material, or one's brow) together in folds or wrinkles. b pucker or draw together (part of a dress) by running a thread through.
10 intr. come to a head; develop a purulent swelling.
--n. (in pl.) a part of a garment that is gathered or drawn in.

Idiom
gather way (of a ship) begin to move.
Derivative
gatherer n.
Etymology
OE gaderian f. WG

THESAURUS

Gather

accouple, accumulate, affiliate, agglomerate, agglutinate, aggregate, aggroup, ally, amass, approach, articulate, assemble, associate, assume, await, band, batch, be afraid, be imminent, be in store, believe, blast, blossom, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, bluster, bond, bracket, breeze, breeze up, brew, bridge, bridge over, bring in, bring together, build, bulk, bunch, bunch together, bunch up, burgeon, catch, cement, chain, choose, clap together, clot, clump, cluster, collect, colligate, collocate, combine, come on, come together, come up, compare, compile, comprise, concatenate, conceive, conclude, confront, conglobulate, conglomerate, congregate, congress, conjoin, conjugate, connect, consider, constrict, contract, convene, converge, copulate, corral, couple, cover, crease, creasing, crimp, crisp, crop, crop herbs, crowd, cull, cumulate, cut, daresay, date, deduce, deduct, deem, deepen, derive, develop, dig, dig up, divine, dog-ear, double, double over, doubling, drag up, draw, draw a conclusion, draw an inference, draw near, draw nigh, draw on, draw together, draw up, dream, dredge, dredge up, drive together, duplicature, embrace, encompass, encounter, enfold, enlarge, expand, expect, extend, extract, face, fancy, fathom, feel, fetch, find, fish up, flection, flexure, flock together, flounce, flourish, flow together, flute, fold, fold over, follow, forgather, forthcome, freshen, frill, fuse, gang around, gang up, garner, gather around, gather in, gather together, gather up, germinate, get in, get together, glean, glue, grabble, grant, grasp, group, grow, grow up, grub, grub up, hang over, harvest, haul up, hay, heap, heap up, hear, heighten, herd together, hive, horde, hover, huddle, huff, hypertrophy, imagine, impend, include, increase, induce, infer, infold, intensify, interfold, join, judge, juxtapose, knot, lap over, lapel, lappet, lay together, league, learn, let, let be, lie over, link, loom, lower, lump together, make, make out, make up, marry, marshal, mass, match, mature, meet, menace, merge, mill, mobilize, mow, mushroom, muster, near, nut, opine, outgrow, overdevelop, overgrow, overhang, overtop, pair, partner, pick, pick up, piece together, pile, pile up, pipe up, plait, plat, pleat, plica, plicate, plication, plicature, pluck, pluck up, ply, prefigure, presume, presuppose, presurmise, procreate, provisionally accept, pucker, puff, pull together, pullulate, purse, put together, quill, rage, raise, rake up, rally, rally around, reap, reap and carry, reason, reason that, reckon, rendezvous, reproduce, repute, rise, roll into one, round up, ruche, ruching, ruff, ruffle, say, scare up, scrape together, scrape up, seethe, select, set in, shirr, shoot up, solder, span, splice, spring up, sprout, sprout up, squall, stack, stick together, stock, stockpile, storm, stream, suppose, surge, surmise, suspect, swarm, take, take as proved, take for, take for granted, take in, take it, take to be, take up, tape, think, threaten, thrive, throng, tie, tower, troop, tuck, turn out, turn over, twill, understand, unify, unite, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout, vegetate, waft, wax, weld, whiff, whiffle, whip in, yoke

ROGET THESAURUS

Gather

Assemblage

VB assemble, collect, muster, meet, unite, join, rejoin, cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, crowd, throng, associate, congregate, conglomerate, concentrate, precipitate, center round, rendezvous, resort, come together, flock get together, pig together, forgather, huddle, reassemble, assemble, muster, bring together, get together, put together, draw together, scrape together, lump together, collect, collocate, colligate, get, whip in, gather, hold a meeting, convene, convoke, convocate, rake up, dredge, heap, mass, pile, pack, put up, truss, cram, acervate, agglomerate, aggregate, compile, group, aggroup, concentrate, unite, collect into a focus, bring into a focus, amass, accumulate, collect in a dragnet, heap Ossa upon Pelion.

Acquisition

VB acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather, collect, pick, pickup, glean, find, come upon, pitch upon, light upon, scrape up, scrape together, get in, reap and carry, net, bag, sack, bring home, secure, derive, draw, get in the harvest, profit, make profit, draw profit, turn a quick profit, turn to profit, turn to account, make capital out of, make money by, obtain a return, reap the fruits of, reap an advantage, gain an advantage, turn a penny, turn an honest penny, make the pot boil, bring grist to the mill, make money, coin money, raise money, raise funds, raise the wind, fill one's pocket, treasure up, realize, clear, produce, take, get back, recover, regain, retrieve, revendicate, replevy, redeem, come by one's own, come by, come in for, receive, inherit, step into a fortune, step into the shoes of, succeed to, get hold of, get between one's finger and thumb, get into one's hand, get at, take possession, come into possession, enter into possession, be profitable, pay, answer, accrue.

Taking

VB take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket, receive, accept, reap, crop, cull, pluck, gather, draw, appropriate, expropriate, impropriate, assume, possess oneself of, take possession of, commandeer, lay one's hands on, clap one's hands on, help oneself to, make free with, dip one's hands into, lay under contribution, intercept, scramble for, deprive of, take away, carry away, bear away, take off, carry off, bear off, adeem, abstract, hurry off with, run away with, abduct, steal, ravish, seize, pounce upon, spring upon, swoop to, swoop down upon, take by storm, take by assault, snatch, reave, snap up, nip up, whip up, catch up, kidnap, crimp, capture, lay violent hands on, get hold of, lay hold of, take hold of, catch hold of, lay fast hold of, take firm hold of, lay by the heels, take prisoner, fasten upon, grip, grapple, embrace, gripe, clasp, grab, clutch, collar, throttle, take by the throat, claw, clinch, clench, make sure of, catch at, jump at, make a grab at, snap at, snatch at, reach, make a long arm, stretch forth one's hand, take from, take away from, disseize, deduct, retrench, dispossess, ease one of, snatch from one's grasp, tear from, tear away from, wrench from, wrest from, wring from, extort, deprive of, bereave, disinherit, cut off with a shilling, oust, divest, levy, distrain, confiscate, sequester, sequestrate, accroach, usurp, despoil, strip, fleece, shear, displume, impoverish, eat out of house and home, drain, drain to the dregs, gut, dry, exhaust, swallow up, absorb, draw off, suck the blood of, suck like a leech, retake, resume, recover.

Expansion

VB become larger &c (large), expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather, fill out, deploy, take open order, dilate, stretch, distend, spread, mantle, wax, grow up, spring up, bud, bourgeon, shoot, sprout, germinate, put forth, vegetate, pullulate, open, burst forth, gain flesh, gather flesh, outgrow, spread like wildfire, overrun, be larger than, surpass, render larger &c (large), expand, spread, extend, aggrandize, distend, develop, amplify, spread out, widen, magnify, rarefy, inflate, puff, blow up, stuff, pad, cram, exaggerate, fatten.

Fold

N fold, plicature, plait, pleat, ply, crease, tuck, gather, flexion, flexure, joint, elbow, double, doubling, duplicature, gather, wrinkle, rimple, crinkle, crankle, crumple, rumple, rivel, ruck, ruffle, dog's ear, corrugation, frounce, flounce, lapel, pucker, crow's feet, plication, folded, fluted, pleated, fold, plicature, plait, pleat, ply, crease, tuck, gather, flexion, flexure, joint, elbow, double, doubling, duplicature, gather, wrinkle, rimple, crinkle, crankle, crumple, rumple, rivel, ruck, ruffle, dog's ear, corrugation, frounce, flounce, lapel, pucker, crow's feet, plication, folded, fluted, pleated.

VB fold, double, plicate, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle, curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple, rumple, flute, frizzle, frounce, rivel, twill, corrugate, ruffle, crimple, crumple, pucker, turn down, double down, down under, tuck, ruck, hem, gather.

Judgment

VB judge, conclude, come to a conclusion, draw a conclusion, arrive at a conclusion, ascertain, determine, make up one's mind, deduce, derive, gather, collect, draw an inference, make a deduction, weet, ween, form an estimate, estimate, appreciate, value, count, assess, rate, rank, account, regard, consider, think of, look upon, review, size up, settle, pass an opinion, give an opinion, decide, try, pronounce, rule, pass judgment, pass sentence, sentence, doom, find, give judgment, deliver judgment, adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate, award, report, bring in a verdict, make absolute, set a question at rest, confirm, comment, criticize, kibitz, pass under review, investigate, hold the scales, sit in judgment, try judgment, hear a cause.


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