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As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
A. C. Benson

Meaning of "gather" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GATHER

Old English gadrian; related to Old Frisian gaderia, Middle Low German gaderen.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GATHER

gather  [ˈɡæðə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GATHER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gather is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gather in English.

WHAT DOES GATHER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Gather

Gather, gatherer, or gathering may refer to: In anthropology and sociology: ▪ Hunter-gatherer, a person or a society whose subsistence depends on hunting and gathering of wild foods ▪ Intensive gathering, the practice of cultivating wild plants as a step toward domestication ▪ Harvesting crops In the arts: ▪ Global gathering, a music festival in the United Kingdom ▪ Ricochet Gathering, a music event in the United States ▪ Tribal Gathering, a music festival in the United Kingdom Other uses: ▪ Gather, an area where fabric is folded or bunched together with thread or yarn ▪ Gather, a generic term for one of several knitting techniques to draw stitches closer together ▪ Gather.com, a social networking website ▪ Gathering, a number of sheets of paper folded and sewn or glued as a group into a bookbinding ▪ Gathering of Developers, sometimes called as 'Gathering' ▪ Rag gatherer, an archaic occupation, also known as...

Definition of gather in the English dictionary

The first definition of gather in the dictionary is to assemble or cause to assemble. Other definition of gather is to collect or be collected gradually; muster. Gather is also to learn from information given; conclude or assume.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GATHER

PRESENT

Present
I gather
you gather
he/she/it gathers
we gather
you gather
they gather
Present continuous
I am gathering
you are gathering
he/she/it is gathering
we are gathering
you are gathering
they are gathering
Present perfect
I have gathered
you have gathered
he/she/it has gathered
we have gathered
you have gathered
they have gathered
Present perfect continuous
I have been gathering
you have been gathering
he/she/it has been gathering
we have been gathering
you have been gathering
they have been gathering
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gathered
you gathered
he/she/it gathered
we gathered
you gathered
they gathered
Past continuous
I was gathering
you were gathering
he/she/it was gathering
we were gathering
you were gathering
they were gathering
Past perfect
I had gathered
you had gathered
he/she/it had gathered
we had gathered
you had gathered
they had gathered
Past perfect continuous
I had been gathering
you had been gathering
he/she/it had been gathering
we had been gathering
you had been gathering
they had been gathering
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will gather
you will gather
he/she/it will gather
we will gather
you will gather
they will gather
Future continuous
I will be gathering
you will be gathering
he/she/it will be gathering
we will be gathering
you will be gathering
they will be gathering
Future perfect
I will have gathered
you will have gathered
he/she/it will have gathered
we will have gathered
you will have gathered
they will have gathered
Future perfect continuous
I will have been gathering
you will have been gathering
he/she/it will have been gathering
we will have been gathering
you will have been gathering
they will have been gathering
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gather
you would gather
he/she/it would gather
we would gather
you would gather
they would gather
Conditional continuous
I would be gathering
you would be gathering
he/she/it would be gathering
we would be gathering
you would be gathering
they would be gathering
Conditional perfect
I would have gather
you would have gather
he/she/it would have gather
we would have gather
you would have gather
they would have gather
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been gathering
you would have been gathering
he/she/it would have been gathering
we would have been gathering
you would have been gathering
they would have been gathering
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gather
we let´s gather
you gather
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gather
Past participle
gathered
Present Participle
gathering
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GATHER


blather
ˈblæðə
Cather
ˈkæðə
foregather
fɔːˈɡæðə
forgather
fɔːˈɡæðə
ingather
ɪnˈɡæðə
regather
riːˈɡæðə
slather
ˈslæðə
upgather
ʌpˈɡæðə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GATHER

gatekeeping
gateless
gatelike
gateman
gatepost
gater
Gates
Gateshead
gateway
gateway drug
Gath
Gatha
gatherable
gatherer
gathering
gathering stitch
Gatling gun
gator
GATT
gatvol

WORDS THAT END LIKE GATHER

all-weather
birds of a feather
breather
father
feather
godfather
grandfather
great-grandfather
heather
Holy Father
lather
leather
other
Our Father
patent leather
rather
stepfather
sunbather
tail feather
weather
white leather

Synonyms and antonyms of gather in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GATHER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gather» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gather

Translation of «gather» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GATHER

Find out the translation of gather to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gather from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gather» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

聚集
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

congregarse
570 millions of speakers

English

gather
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इकट्ठा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَجْتَمِعُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

собирать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

juntar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সংগ্রহ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rassembler
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berkumpul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

versammeln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

集める
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...을 (끌어) 모으다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngumpulake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tập hợp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சேகரிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गोळा करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

toplamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

raccogliere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zebrać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

збирати(-ся)
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a se aduna
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συγκεντρώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versamel
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

samla
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

samle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gather

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GATHER»

The term «gather» is very widely used and occupies the 8.394 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GATHER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gather

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10 QUOTES WITH «GATHER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gather.
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John Ashcroft
The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we gather information in the United States.
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Jean M. Auel
It took some time to gather the research and develop it into the storyline, and to finally finish an origin myth poem that I had been working on for twenty years.
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Liberty Hyde Bailey
We accept it because we have seen the vision. We know that we cannot reap the harvest, but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and so diligently sow the seed that our successors may gather the ripened grain.
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A. C. Benson
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
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Anatoli Boukreev
I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers.
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Daniel Boulud
In the springtime, we have softshell crab from Maryland, which I'd never had until I came to America. In the summer and early fall, we have striped bass, 'stripeys,' which come all the way up the Hudson River but mostly gather in the sound at the tip of Long Island, off Montauk.
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Jimmy Breslin
If you gather a lot of stuff, then you write it, write in scenes with dialogue. Somewhere in the middle, rising from all this research like strong metal towers, is your opinions.
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David Josiah Brewer
Who does not delight in oratory? How we gather to hear even an ordinary speaker! How often is a jury swayed and controlled by the appeals of counsel!
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William Brewster
We gather for prayer, and reading the Bible, and singing the songs of David.
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Robert Bridges
Were I a cloud I'd gather My skirts up in the air, And fly well know whither, And rest I well know where.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GATHER»

Discover the use of gather in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gather and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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When Rain Clouds Gather:
Rural Botswana is the backdrop for When Rain Clouds Gather, the first novel published by one of Africa’s leading woman writers in English, Bessie Head (1937–1986).
Bessie Head, 2013
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Gather Together in my Name
Maya Angelou's volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer.
Maya Angelou, 2010
3
Competitive Intelligence: How To Gather Analyze And Use ...
Explains how businesses gather information on their competition and the marketplace, and discusses the ethics and cost of business intelligence
Larry Kahaner, 1997
4
Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast
A popular blogger explains how to hunt, fish and forage for all kinds of wild foods and then provides recipes for preparing these natural delicacies--from Homemade Root Beer to Sardinian Hare Stew to Acorn-Flour Pasta.
Hank Shaw, 2011
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Gather, Darkness!
Gather, Darkness! is a science fiction classic. It tells the story of Armon Jarles, a man on the edge, living amidst the disputes of two rival powers at large in the world.
Fritz Leiber, 2014
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Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of ...
They spent time with one another’s families and friends and engaged in deep conversations about how the lingering trauma of slavery shaped their lives. Gather at the Table is the chronicle of DeWolf and Morgan’s journey.
Thomas Norman DeWolf, Sharon Morgan, 2012
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Gather Yourselves Together
But Carl's innocence and Verne's boorishness might drive Barbara away from both of them... This early novel by Dick, unpublished in his lifetime, is a remarkable insight into his future works.
Philip K. Dick, 2014
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Gather Into One: Praying and Singing Globally
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C. Michael Hawn, 2003
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While Dangers Gather: Congressional Checks on Presidential ...
Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers William G. Howell, Jon C. Pevehouse. While Dangers Gather While Dangers Gather Congressional Checks on Presidential War Powers William.
William G. Howell, Jon C. Pevehouse, 2011
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Gather: Delicious Recipes, Beautiful Gatherings
Of course there are also the family stories and photographs woven throughout the book, and there are blank pages to record your successes. Julie Goodwin's message is all about the importance of family, community and friendship.
Julie Goodwin, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GATHER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gather is used in the context of the following news items.
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Eurozone leaders gather for high-stakes Sunday as Greece schism …
Europe braced itself for its most fateful day in years on Sunday as presidents, prime ministers, and chancellors congregated in Brussels for a ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Confederate flag supporters gather for 'Pride Ride' in Florida | www …
Hundreds gather for Confederate flag rally. Search for dad leads to brother instead. Free access to myAJC for AJC subscribers. Explore ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
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Boaters Warned As Large Number Of Whales Gather Off Coast Near …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dozens of whales are frolicking off Northern California's coast in a feast for the eyes that has also prompted federal ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
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Descendants of Eastland victims gather to dedicate first major …
Descendants of Eastland victims gather to dedicate first major memorial. Written By Diana Novak Posted: 07/12/2015, 06:55pm. Emma Mech, 8, a student at the ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
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Friends Gather To Support Cheatham County Mayor Fighting For …
ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. - Like the seasoned politician he has become, David McCullough has known how to work a crowd, but Sunday's ... «NewsChannel5.com, Jul 15»
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Wimbledon 2015: Tennis stars gather to celebrate the tournament at …
Stars from the world of tennis and beyond have gathered at a glitzy event at London's Guildhall for the Wimbledon Champions' Dinner. «The Independent, Jul 15»
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Tim's team mates gather to remember tragic cricketer ten years after …
A Wirral cricket club paused to remember one of their former players this weekend, ten years after he was killed while playing the game he ... «Liverpool Echo, Jul 15»
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County officials gather information for possible disaster declaration …
Officials are working to gather information for a possible state and federal disaster declaration after high waters hit Texas County on Friday. «Houston Herald, Jul 15»
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Elvis fans to gather for tribute - Arkansas Online
This free event lasts throughout the night as participants gather on Elvis Presley Boulevard to listen to music and view memorials created by ... «Arkansas Online, Jul 15»
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More than 200 gather in hope for fallen officer - The Times-Tribune
Fellow officers, family and friends gather at Scranton Police Headquarters during a vigil for Scranton police Officer John Wilding who remains in ... «Scranton Times-Tribune, Jul 15»

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