Origin of gathering
Synonyms for gathering
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of gather
Synonyms for gather
Antonyms for gather
Related Words for gatheringconference, function, throng, group, conclave, crowd, collection, congregation, mass, association, convention, party, meeting, caucus, affair, heap, society, rally, flock, drove
Examples from the Web for gathering
Contemporary Examples of gathering
The gathering of the thousands of cops had been a soul-stirring sight.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos
December 28, 2014
This is not about gathering intelligence or expanding surveillance.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists
December 15, 2014
As I was gathering my things to go, the president suggested we take a few pictures together.From Auschwitz to the White House: One Tailor’s American Tale
December 5, 2014
The jury met in secret for months gathering testimony from witnesses, including from Pantaleo.After No Indictment for Eric Garner Killer, Is NYC the Next Ferguson?
December 3, 2014
There's a being far more curious to the world of ‘Magic: The Gathering’ than dragons, angels, or merfolk: female players.Is ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Immune to GamerGate Misogyny?
October 29, 2014
Historical Examples of gathering
At the evening gathering Lord Shaftesbury occupied the chair.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
There he stood for a moment, and Andrew knew that he was gathering his nerve.Way of the Lawless
I left the village in the gathering gloom and was soon out on the heather.Yorkshire Painted And Described
So, on this Monday evening, there were but seventeen at the gathering.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
Bill was scrubbing the porch, and a farmhand was gathering bottles from the grass into a box.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
- the formation of pus in a boil
- the pus so formed
Word Origin for gather
"a meeting," mid-12c., from late Old English gaderung, verbal 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.