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  1. a gathering in, especially of farm products; harvest.
  2. a gathering together, as of persons; assembly.
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Origin of ingathering

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


[in-gath-er, in-gath-er]
verb (used with object)
  1. to gather or bring in, as a harvest.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to collect; assemble.
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Origin of ingather

First recorded in 1565–75; in-1 + gather
Related formsin·gath·er·er, noun
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Related Words for ingathering

output, intake, result, yield, derive, receive, obtain, garner, produce, gain, recover, realize, draw, summer, gathering, repercussion, return, season, fruition, effect

Examples from the Web for ingathering

Historical Examples of ingathering

  • How, again, about the feast of trumpets, and that of the ingathering at full harvest?

    The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Leviticus

    S H Kellogg

  • It is well—it is well—this home-festival of the ingathering.

    The Hearth-Stone

    Samuel Osgood

  • From that day and hour it was clear that there was not to be so successful an ingathering after all.

  • The ingathering of the Jews to the Church: in what manner, and when.

    Emilie the Peacemaker

    Mrs. Thomas Geldart

  • The arrangement of my little jewel-heap was more difficult, if less laborious, than the ingathering.

British Dictionary definitions for ingathering


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