a gathering in, especially of farm products; harvest.
a gathering together, as of persons; assembly.

Origin of ingathering

First recorded in 1525–35; in-1 + gathering


[in-gath-er, in-gath-er]

verb (used with object)

to gather or bring in, as a harvest.

verb (used without object)

to collect; assemble.

Origin of ingather

First recorded in 1565–75; in-1 + gather
Related formsin·gath·er·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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(tr) to gather together or in (a harvest)
Derived Formsingatherer, noun
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