verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- gateway drug,
- gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Origin of gather
Examples from the Web for gather
I have never been to the Matzo Ball, but I gather the vibes are different.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots|Emily Shire|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cabinet ministers of the day gather to review the names and the allegations.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And who else would let them gather dust in some drawer for nearly 50 years?Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album|Malcolm Jones|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The land involved is sacred to them and used to gather acorns for religious ceremonies.
They gather and sleep in open fields, surrounded by nature and the stillness of the night.
She longed so to gather them all to herself, and take them home, and make a Christmas for them!Faith Gartney's Girlhood|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
From what I could gather from the 'Custos,' I should say that they are now but little frequented.Herzegovina|George Arbuthnot
And of course they all have to gather round and watch me close, as if I was about to pull some miracle.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
He was tame until the shadows began to gather and the sun went down.The Wolf's Long Howl|Stanley Waterloo
They gather round the spot where the tin stood and peer into the ground, as though some sprite had bewitched it into the earth.Sidelights on Chinese Life|J. Macgowan
- the act of gathering
- the amount gathered
Word Origin for gather
Old English gadrian, gædrian "unite, agree, assemble; gather, collect, store up," used of flowers, thoughts, persons; from Proto-Germanic *gadurojan "bring together, unite" (cf. Old English gæd "fellowship, companionship," gædeling "companion;" Middle Low German gadderen; Old Frisian gaderia; Dutch gaderen "to gather," gade "spouse;" German Gatte "husband;" Gothic gadiliggs), from PIE *ghedh- "to unite, join" (see good (adj.). Change of spelling from -d- to -th- is 1500s, reflecting earlier change in pronunciation. Related: Gathered; gathering.
see rolling stone gathers no moss.