gather

[ gath-er ]
/ ˈgæð ər /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Idioms for gather

    be gathered to one's fathers, to die.

Origin of gather

before 900; Middle English gaderen, Old English gaderian, derivative of geador together, akin to gæd fellowship; cf. together, good

SYNONYMS FOR gather

ANTONYMS FOR gather

synonym study for gather

1, 2. Gather, assemble, collect, muster, marshal imply bringing or drawing together. Gather expresses the general idea usually with no implication of arrangement: to gather seashells. Assemble is used of objects or facts brought together preparatory to arranging them: to assemble data for a report. Collect implies purposeful accumulation to form an ordered whole: to collect evidence. Muster, primarily a military term, suggests thoroughness in the process of collection: to muster all one's resources. Marshal, another term primarily military, suggests rigorously ordered, purposeful arrangement: to marshal facts for effective presentation.

OTHER WORDS FROM gather

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Example sentences 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

British Dictionary definitions for regather

gather
/ (ˈɡæðə) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of gather

gatherable, adjectivegatherer, noun

Word Origin for gather

Old English gadrian; related to Old Frisian gaderia, Middle Low German gaderen
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Idioms and Phrases with regather

gather

see rolling stone gathers no moss.

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