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gather

[ gath-er ]
/ ˈgæð ər /
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verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
noun
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Idioms about gather

    be gathered to one's fathers, to die.

Origin of gather

before 900; Middle English gaderen,Old English gaderian, derivative of geador together, akin to gæd fellowship; cf. together, good

synonym study for gather

1, 2. Gather, assemble, collect, muster, marshal imply bringing or drawing together. Gather expresses the general idea usually with no implication of arrangement: to gather seashells. Assemble is used of objects or facts brought together preparatory to arranging them: to assemble data for a report. Collect implies purposeful accumulation to form an ordered whole: to collect evidence. Muster, primarily a military term, suggests thoroughness in the process of collection: to muster all one's resources. Marshal, another term primarily military, suggests rigorously ordered, purposeful arrangement: to marshal facts for effective presentation.

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British Dictionary definitions for gather

gather
/ (ˈɡæðə) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of gather

gatherable, adjectivegatherer, noun

Word Origin for gather

Old English gadrian; related to Old Frisian gaderia, Middle Low German gaderen
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Other Idioms and Phrases with gather

gather

see rolling stone gathers no moss.

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