verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of gather
Synonyms for gather
Antonyms for gather
Related Words for gathererconnoisseur, hobbyist, fancier, authority, antiquarian, finder, antiquary, accumulator, compiler, collector, squirrel, hoarder, magpie, saver
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Thou knowest, also, amigo Rafael, that I have been a gatherer of curios.Cabbages and Kings
Oh, might she but see him return to the Gatherer of the wandering sheep!Frank Oldfield
But now comes in the duty of the "gatherer," the third man of the group.The Indians of the Painted Desert Region
George Wharton James
One of the prophets said he was "a gatherer of sycamore fruit."Letters from Palestine
J. D. Paxton
The appearance of the "Gatherer" aroused attention in Christian circles.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
Word Origin for gather
c.1200, agent noun from 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.