Definitions for: Gathering

[n] the act of gathering something
[n] the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
[n] sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
[n] a group of persons together in one place

Webster (1913) Definition: Gath"er*ing, n.
1. The act of collecting or bringing together.

2. That which is gathered, collected, or brought together;
(a) A crowd; an assembly; a congregation.
(b) A charitable contribution; a collection.
(c) A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.

Gath"er*ing, a.
Assembling; collecting; used for gathering or concentrating.

Gathering board (Bookbinding), a table or board on which
signatures are gathered or assembled, to form a book.

Gathering coal, a lighted coal left smothered in embers
over night, about which kindling wood is gathered in the

Gathering hoop, a hoop used by coopers to draw together the
ends of barrel staves, to allow the hoops to be slipped
over them.

Gathering peat.
(a) A piece of peat used as a gathering coal, to preserve a
(b) In Scotland, a fiery peat which was sent round by the
Borderers as an alarm signal, as the fiery cross was by
the Highlanders.

Synonyms: assemblage, assemblage, assembly, gather, gather

Antonyms: disassembly, dismantlement, dismantling

See Also: aggregation, assembling, assembly, audience, bevy, body, building, bunch, calling together, camp, carload, cast, cast of characters, centralisation, centralization, class, collecting, collection, coming together, commune, community, concentration, concourse, congregating, congregation, contingent, convening, convention, convocation, convocation, cortege, covey, crew, crowd, dramatis personae, eightsome, entourage, fair, fivesome, floor, form, foursome, gang, grade, group action, harvest, harvest home, harvesting, mass meeting, meeting, meeting, mobilisation, mobilization, multitude, municipality, muster, octet, octette, pair, quartet, quartette, quintet, quintette, quorum, rally, rap group, rave-up, retinue, room, septet, septette, sevensome, sewing, sextet, sextette, sixsome, social affair, social gathering, social group, stitchery, suite, table, threesome, throng, triad, trinity, trio, turnout, wine tasing, year

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