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English noun: gather

1. gather (artifact) sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching


Synonymsgathering


Broader (hypernym)sewing, stitchery

2. gather (act) the act of gathering something


Synonymsgathering


Broader (hypernym)aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection


Narrower (hyponym)centralisation, centralization, harvest, harvest home, harvesting


English verb: gather

1. gather (contact) assemble or get together


SamplesGather some stones.
Pull your thoughts together.


Synonymscollect, garner, pull together


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)bird-nest, birdnest, clam, club, come up, cull, glean, harvest, heap up, hive, marshal, mobilise, mobilize, muster, muster up, nest, nut, oyster, pearl, pick, pile up, pluck, rake, rally, reap, round up, salvage, scavenge, shock, snail, sponge, stack up, summon, summon


Antonymsspread, distribute

2. gather (social) collect in one place


SamplesWe assembled in the church basement.
Let's gather in the dining room.


Synonymsassemble, foregather, forgather, meet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)interact


Narrower (hyponym)aggroup, caucus, club, clump, cluster, congregate, constellate, convene, converge, crowd, crowd together, flock, fort, fort up, group, hive, meet, turn out


Verb groupcome across, encounter, meet, run across, run into, see

3. gather (change) collect or gather


SamplesJournals are accumulating in my office.
The work keeps piling up.


Synonymsaccumulate, amass, conglomerate, cumulate, pile up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)increase


Narrower (hyponym)accrete, backlog, drift

4. gather (communication) conclude from evidence


SamplesI gather you have not done your homework.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)conclude, reason, reason out

5. gather (contact) draw together into folds or puckers


Synonymspucker, tuck


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)run up, sew, sew together, stitch

6. gather (social) get people together


SamplesAssemble your colleagues.
Get together all those who are interested in the project.
Gather the close family members.


ExamplesThey want to gather the prisoners


Synonymsassemble, get together


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)make


Causeassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

7. gather (contact) draw and bring closer


SamplesShe gathered her shawl around her shoulders.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pull

8. gather (contact) look for (food) in nature


SamplesOur ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)look for, search, seek


Narrower (hyponym)shell

9. gather (change) increase or develop


SamplesThe peace movement gained momentum.
The car gathers speed.


Synonymsgain


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)increase









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