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- To collect; normally seperate things.
- I've been gathering ideas from the people I work with.
- She bent down to gather the reluctant cat from beneath the chair.
- To harvest food.
- We went to gather some blackberries from the nearby lane.
- To accumulate over time, to amass little by little.
- Over the years he'd gathered a considerable collection of mugs.
- To congregate, or assemble.
- People gathered round as he began to tell his story.
- To bring parts of a whole closer.
- She gathered the shawl about her as she stepped into the cold.
- To add pleats or folds to a piece of cloth, normally to reduce its width.
- A gown should be gathered around the top so that it will remain shaped.
- To bring stitches closer together.
- Be careful not to stretch or gather your knitting.
- If you want to emphasise the shape, it is possible to gather the waistline.
- To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
- From his silence, I gathered that things had not gone well.
- I gather from Aunty May that you had a good day at the match.
- To be filled with pus
- Salt water can help boils to gather and then burst.
- A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
- The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
- The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.