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English noun: gathering

1. gathering (group) a group of persons together in one place


Broader (hypernym)social group

Narrower (hyponym)assembly, audience, bevy, building, bunch, camp, carload, cast, cast of characters, class, class, commune, community, concourse, contingent, convocation, cortege, course, covey, crew, crowd, crowd, dramatis personae, eightsome, entourage, fair, fivesome, floor, form, foursome, gang, grade, group meeting, mass meeting, meeting, multitude, municipality, muster, octet, octette, pair, quartet, quartette, quintet, quintette, quorum, rally, rap group, rave-up, retinue, room, septet, septette, sevensome, sextet, sextette, sixsome, social affair, social gathering, suite, table, threesome, throng, triad, trinity, trio, turnout, wine tasting, year

2. gathering (act) the social act of assembling

SamplesThey demanded the right of assembly.

Synonymsassemblage, assembly

Broader (hypernym)group action

Narrower (hyponym)calling together, coming together, concentration, congregating, congregation, convening, convention, convocation, meeting, mobilisation, mobilization

Antonymsdisassembly, dismantlement, dismantling

3. gathering (act) the act of gathering something


Broader (hypernym)aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection

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

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


Broader (hypernym)sewing, stitchery

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