[ gath-er-er ]
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  1. a person or thing that collects, brings together, or accumulates:The artist acts as both gatherer and creator, collecting vintage artifacts and orchestrating them into open-ended narratives.The data gatherers are to inquire about product safety, potential drug interactions, cost, and efficacy.

  2. a person who comes together with others:In Black churches throughout the South, gatherers celebrated “Watch Night” on December 31, 1862, counting down to the moment when the Emancipation Proclamation would take effect.

Origin of gatherer


Words Nearby gatherer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use gatherer in a sentence

  • The tax-gatherer and recruiting officer begin to make their way into the hills.

  • Each gentleman may remunerate his gatherer, but the said remuneration shall in each case remain the same.

    The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
  • It fell, just inside the line, with its head up, and my gatherer pounced upon it like a cat.

    The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
  • Well, the black tax-gatherer is balked by a day, and the wanderer is back at Ercildoune again.

    Sword and Gown | George A. Lawrence
  • It was the bare cabin of a needy widow who had become involved in a lawsuit through the rapacity of a tax-gatherer.

    Kai Lung's Golden Hours | Ernest Bramah