|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|
"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"
|6.||[ verb ] draw fabric together and sew it tightly|
|Related terms:||sew tuck|
|7.||[ verb ] believe to be the case|
"I understand you have no previous experience?"
|8.||[ verb ] get people together|
"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|
|10.||[ noun ] the act of gathering something|
|Related terms:||collection harvest centralisation accumulate|