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verb (used without object)
  1. to gather together; convene; assemble.
  2. to encounter someone, especially by chance.
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Origin of forgather

First recorded in 1505–15; for- + gather
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Related Words for forgather

get, strengthen, heighten, obtain, jump, collect, reinforce, enhance, promote, boost, consolidate, accumulate, reduce, focus, cluster, combine, eliminate, integrate, intensify, throng

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Historical Examples of forgather

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

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Barty was a man's man par excellence, and loved to forgather with men.

    The Martian

    George Du Maurier

  • 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

  • On the 17th of January we should forgather in Constantinople.


    John Buchan

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for forgather


  1. a variant spelling of foregather
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