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[fawr-gath -er] /fɔrˈgæð ər/
verb (used without object)
to gather together; convene; assemble.
to encounter someone, especially by chance.
Also, foregather.
Origin of forgather
First recorded in 1505-15; for- + gather Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is quite remarkable how the Australian seems to forgather with the Scotsman wherever in France he meets him.

    Letters from France C. E. W. Bean
  • Barty was a man's man par excellence, and loved to forgather with men.

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • No longer would she forgather with the neighbors over a pot of tea for a pleasant vindictive chat.

    The Wind Bloweth Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • On the Riva, where I was wont to forgather with many of them, they finally got to calling me "Wa-hoo."

    My Life Josiah Flynt
  • And yet, although he loved best to forgather with those of his own sex, woman meant much for him!

    The Martian George Du Maurier
  • Our parting was not as it had been before, when we knew that sooner or later we should forgather in one place or the other.

    King Olaf's Kinsman Charles Whistler
  • There was no joking here, nor that elephantine persiflage which marks rough men when they forgather in the wilderness.

  • There we pitched camp, and, as the flies lacked, built a friendship-fire about which to forgather when the day was done.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • On the 17th of January we should forgather in Constantinople.

    Greenmantle John Buchan
  • Doctors and chaplains and the teamsters, and Dick Ewell will forgather all right ——!

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for forgather


a variant spelling of foregather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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