verb (used without object)

to gather together; convene; assemble.
to encounter someone, especially by chance.

Origin of forgather

First recorded in 1505–15; for- + gather Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forgather

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



a variant spelling of foregather
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