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gather

noun

1 gather

Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching.

synonym: gathering.

Roget 258: fold, plicature, plait, pleat, ply, crease; tuck, gather; flexion, flexure, joint, elbow, double, doubling, ... show more



2 gather

The act of gathering something.

synonym: gathering.

Dutch: inname
Polish: zbieranie, gromadzenie

verb

1 gather

Assemble or get together:
— Gather some stones.

synonyms: collect, garner, pull together.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

Roget 480: 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, ... show more

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Dutch: bijeenzoeken

2 gather

Collect in one place:
— Let's gather in the dining room.

synonyms: assemble, foregather, forgather, meet.

Roget 72: assemble [be or come together], collect, muster; meet, unite, join, rejoin; cluster, flock, swarm, surge, stream, herd, ... show more

Dutch: bijeenkomen, samenkomen, verenigen, verzamelen

3 gather

Collect or gather.

synonyms: accumulate, amass, conglomerate, cumulate, pile up.

Dutch: ophopen, opstapelen

4 gather

Conclude from evidence.

5 gather

Draw together into folds or puckers.

synonyms: pucker, tuck.

Roget 258: fold, double, plicate, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle, curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple, rumple, flute, ... show more

6 gather

Get people together:
— Gather the close family members.

synonyms: assemble, get together.

7 gather

Draw and bring closer.

Dutch: bijeenkomen

8 gather

Look for (food) in nature.

9 gather

Increase or develop:
— The car gathers speed.

synonym: gain.


Moby thesaurus: accouple, accumulate, affiliate, agglomerate, agglutinate, aggregate, aggroup, ally, amass, approach, articulate, assemble, associate, assume, await, band, batch, be afraid, be imminent, be in store ... show more.

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