gather

[ gath-er ]
/ ˈgæð ər /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Idioms for 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

OTHER WORDS FROM gather

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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Idioms and Phrases with gather

gather

see rolling stone gathers no moss.

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