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[in-gath-er-ing] /ˈɪnˌgæð ər ɪŋ/
a gathering in, especially of farm products; harvest.
a gathering together, as of persons; assembly.
Origin of ingathering
First recorded in 1525-35; in-1 + gathering


[in-gath-er, in-gath -er] /ˈɪn gæð ər, ɪnˈgæð ər/
verb (used with object)
to gather or bring in, as a harvest.
verb (used without object)
to collect; assemble.
First recorded in 1565-75; in-1 + gather
Related forms
ingatherer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • How, again, about the feast of trumpets, and that of the ingathering at full harvest?

  • It is well—it is well—this home-festival of the ingathering.

    The Hearth-Stone

    Samuel Osgood
  • From that day and hour it was clear that there was not to be so successful an ingathering after all.

  • The ingathering of the Jews to the Church: in what manner, and when.

    Emilie the Peacemaker

    Mrs. Thomas Geldart
  • The arrangement of my little jewel-heap was more difficult, if less laborious, than the ingathering.

  • The ingathering parties from all directions met us as we made our way up to the house.

    The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • But, although the Christmas of 1866 saw the ingathering of the most fertile harvest, the next three years must be not overlooked.

  • They had sown the seed, and waited in serene faith the ingathering, the reconciliation of Israel with the Gentiles.

  • What ingathering of the later months, when the days have grown short and chilly, can match it in joy?

    Wheat and Huckleberries

    Charlotte Marion (White) Vaile
  • Yes; for in these first sheaves He could see the certain pledges of a nation's, of a world's, ingathering.

    The Gospel of St. John Frederick Denison Maurice
British Dictionary definitions for ingathering


(transitive) to gather together or in (a harvest)
Derived Forms
ingatherer, noun
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