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Definition 1: the act of gathering something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for gather in the sense of this definition

(gather is a kind of ...) the act of gathering something together

(... is a kind of gather ) gathering to a center

(... is a kind of gather ) the gathering of a ripened crop

Definition 2: sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gather in the sense of this definition

(gather is a kind of ...) needlework on which you are working with needle and thread

"she put her sewing back in the basket"

Definition 3: collect or gather - [verb of change]

Samples where gather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for gather in the sense of this definition

(gather is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

(... is a kind of gather ) accumulate and create a backlog

(... is a kind of gather ) grow or become attached by accretion

"The story accreted emotion"

(... is a kind of gather ) be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current

"snow drifting several feet high" "sand drifting like snow"

Definition 4: increase or develop - [verb of change]

Samples where gather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the peace movement gained momentum
  • the car gathers speed

Synonyms for gather in the sense of this definition

(gather is a kind of ...) become bigger or greater in amount

"The amount of work increased"

Definition 5: conclude from evidence - [verb of communication]

Samples where gather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I gather you have not done your homework

(gather is a kind of ...) decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion

"We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

Definition 6: assemble or get together - [verb of contact]

Samples where gather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • gather some stones
  • pull your thoughts together

Synonyms for gather in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of gather ) make ready for action or use

"marshal resources"

(... is a kind of gather ) collect or gather into shocks

"shock grain"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean

(... is a kind of gather ) gather pearls, from oysters in the ocean

(... is a kind of gather ) gather sponges, in the ocean

(... is a kind of gather ) gather oysters, dig oysters

(... is a kind of gather ) gather nests

(... is a kind of gather ) gather birdnests

"They went birdnesting in the early morning"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather snails

"We went snailing in the summer"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather nuts

(... is a kind of gather ) look for and gather

"pick mushrooms" "pick flowers"

(... is a kind of gather ) seek out and bring together

"round up some loyal followers"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather or bring together

"muster the courage to do something" "she rallied her intellect" "Summon all your courage"

(... is a kind of gather ) collect discarded material

"She scavenged the garbage cans for food"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather into a hive

"The beekeeper hived the swarm"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather into a club-like mass

"club hair"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather, as of natural products

"harvest the grapes"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather with a rake

"rake leaves"

(... is a kind of gather ) arrange into piles or stacks

"She piled up her books in my living room"

Definition 7: draw together into folds or puckers - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for gather in the sense of this definition

(gather is a kind of ...) fasten by sewing; do needlework

Definition 8: look for (food) in nature - [verb of contact]

Samples where gather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall

(gather is a kind of ...) try to locate or discover, or try to establish the existence of

"The police are searching for clues" "They are searching for the missing man in the entire county"

(... is a kind of gather ) look for and collect shells by the seashore

Definition 9: draw and bring closer - [verb of contact]

Samples where gather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she gathered her shawl around her shoulders

(gather is a kind of ...) apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

"Pull the rope" "Pull the handle towards you" "pull the string gently" "pull the trigger of the gun" "pull your knees towards your chin"

Samples where gather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for gather in the sense of this definition

(gather is a kind of ...) act together or towards others or with others

"He should interact more with his colleagues"

(... is a kind of gather ) form a group or group together

(... is a kind of gather ) meet to select a candidate or promote a policy

(... is a kind of gather ) come and gather for a public event

"Hundreds of thousands turned out for the anti-war rally in New York"

(... is a kind of gather ) move or draw together at a certain location

"The crowd converged on the movie star"

(... is a kind of gather ) to gather together in large numbers

"men in straw boaters and waxed mustaches crowded the verandah"

(... is a kind of gather ) come together as in a cluster or flock

"The poets constellate in this town every summer"

(... is a kind of gather ) meet formally

"The council convened last week"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather in, or as if in, a fort, as for protection or defense

(... is a kind of gather ) move together in a hive or as if in a hive

"The bee swarms are hiving"

(... is a kind of gather ) come together, usually for a purpose

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

(... is a kind of gather ) meet by design; be present at the arrival of

"Can you meet me at the train station?"

(... is a kind of gather ) gather and spend time together

"They always club together"

(gather has a similar meaning as ...) come together

"I'll probably see you at the meeting" "How nice to see you again!"

Samples where gather or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for gather in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of gather ) form by assembling individuals or constituents

"Make a quorum"

(gather causes ...) collect in one place

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

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