1. [ verb ] assemble or get together
Synonyms: collect pull_together garner

"gather some stones" "pull your thoughts together"

Related terms: spread mobilize round_up pick muster reap pile_up shock snail nut salvage nest rake birdnest sponge clam hive pearl oyster pick_up collection
2. [ verb ] collect in one place
Synonyms: meet assemble foregather forgather

"We assembled in the church basement" "Let's gather in the dining room"

Related terms: interact meet fort cluster convene crowd caucus group converge club turn_out hive meet meeting gathering assembly
3. [ verb ] come together, usually for a purpose
Synonyms: congregate collect

"The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"

Related terms: move search meet fort cluster crowd shell congregation congregation
4. [ verb ] collect or gather
Synonyms: pile_up accumulate amass conglomerate cumulate

"Journals are accumulating in my office" "The work keeps piling up"

Related terms: increase backlog accrete drift pile accumulation
5. [ verb ] conclude from evidence

"I gather you have not done your homework"

Related terms: reason
6. [ verb ] draw fabric together and sew it tightly
Synonyms: tuck pucker
Related terms: sew tuck
7. [ verb ] believe to be the case
Synonyms: understand infer

"I understand you have no previous experience?"

Related terms: believe
8. [ verb ] get people together
Synonyms: get_together assemble

"assemble your colleagues" "get together all those who are interested in the project" "gather the close family members"

Related terms: make meeting gathering assembly meet
9. [ noun ] sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
Synonyms: gathering
Related terms: sewing
10. [ noun ] the act of gathering something
Synonyms: gathering
Related terms: collection harvest centralisation accumulate
Similar spelling:   Gaither