verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- gateway drug,
- gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Origin of gather
Examples from the Web for regather
He drew a quick breath and stood for a moment, struggling to regather around him the poor tattered cloak of reserve.The Game and the Candle|Eleanor M. Ingram
He dared not stop now, lest he be too late in reaching land or wholly unable to regather his force.The Stolen Singer|Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
And now her senses began feebly to regather within truer limits and to tell her she was lying on the rooty ground of a thicket.Kincaid's Battery|George W. Cable
Foretvert could then regather his men and resume the contest.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
- the act of gathering
- the amount gathered
Word Origin for 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.