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Overview of noun gathering

The noun gathering has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (3) gathering, assemblage

(a group of persons together in one place)

2. (3) assembly, assemblage, gathering

(the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly")

3. (1) gather, gathering

(the act of gathering something)

4. gather, gathering

(sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching)


Overview of verb gather

The verb gather has 9 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (23) gather, garner, collect, pull together

(assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together")

2. (7) meet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregather

(collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room")

3. (3) accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amass

(collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up")

4. (2) gather

(conclude from evidence; "I gather you have not done your homework")

5. (1) gather, pucker, tuck

(draw together into folds or puckers)

6. assemble, gather, get together

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

7. gather

(draw and bring closer; "she gathered her shawl around her shoulders")

8. gather

(look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall")

9. gain, gather

(increase or develop; "the peace movement gained momentum"; "the car gathers speed")

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