[ in-gath-er-ing ]
See synonyms for: ingatheringingatherings on

  1. a gathering in, especially of farm products; harvest.

  2. a gathering together, as of persons; assembly.

Origin of ingathering

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

Words Nearby ingathering Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use ingathering in a sentence

  • Here I remained some weeks; and the church was very much revived, and there was a large ingathering.

  • A year or two ago, we Methodists saw a great ingathering of souls, and because we had harvest we have let our plough rust.

    Broken Bread | Thomas Champness
  • It darkened all the summer days, and dulled all the usual mirth-making of the ingathering feasts.

    A Rose of a Hundred Leaves | Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • When such concern for the perishing is manifested by the Church, there is sure to be a gracious ingathering.

  • We are wonderfully glad to see you and you see are all ready for another ingathering to-morrow.