|1.||[ noun ] a group of persons together in one place|
|Related terms:||social_group body community audience crowd meeting class cast camp pair multitude crowd bevy rally cortege carload quartet class commune contingent convocation assembly rap_group muster trio table municipality turnout room building social_gathering fair sextet quintet quorum covey octet rave-up septet wine_tasing floor wine_tasting meet assemble|
|2.||[ noun ] the social act of assembling|
"they demanded the right of assembly"
|Related terms:||dismantling group_action meeting concentration mobilization congregation convocation convention meet assemble|
|3.||[ adjective ] accumulating and becoming more intense|
"the deepening gloom" "felt a deepening love" "the gathering darkness" "the thickening dusk"
|4.||[ noun ] the act of gathering something|
|Related terms:||collection harvest centralisation accumulate|
|5.||[ noun ] sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching|
|Related terms:||sewing gather|