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Adjective gathering has 1 sense
  1. deepening, gathering, thickening - accumulating and becoming more intense; "the deepening gloom"; "felt a deepening love"; "the gathering darkness"; "the thickening dusk"
    Antonym: moderating (indirect, via intensifying)
Noun gathering has 4 senses
  1. gathering, assemblage - a group of persons together in one place
    --1 is a kind of social group
    --1 has particulars:
     body; building; carload; contingent; floor; pair; room; trio, threesome, triad, trinity; turnout; quartet, quartette, foursome; quintet, quintette, fivesome; sextet, sextette, sixsome; septet, septette, sevensome; octet, octette, eightsome; assembly; crowd; multitude, throng, concourse; audience; community; municipality; cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae; class, form, grade; class, year; social gathering, social affair; crowd, crew, gang, bunch; meeting; covey; quorum; rally, mass meeting; commune; convocation; fair; bevy; cortege, retinue, suite, entourage; camp; muster; rap group; rave-up; table; wine tasting
    Derived forms: verb gather6, verb gather2
  2. assembly, assemblage, gathering - the social act of assembling; "they demanded the right of assembly"
    --2 is a kind of group action
    --2 has particulars:
     mobilization, mobilisation; convocation, calling together; meeting, coming together; congregation, congregating; convention, convening; concentration
    Derived forms: verb gather6, verb gather2
  3. gather, gathering - the act of gathering something
    --3 is a kind of collection, collecting, assembling, aggregation
    --3 has particulars:
     centralization, centralisation; harvest, harvesting, harvest home
    Derived form: verb gather3
  4. gather, gathering - sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    --4 is a kind of sewing, stitchery
    Derived form: verb gather5
Verb gather has 7 senses
  1. gather, garner, collect, pull together - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"
    Antonyms: spread, distribute
    Derived form: noun gather2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. meet, gather, assemble, forgather, foregather - collect in one place; "We assembled in the church basement"; "Let's gather in the dining room"
    --2 is one way to interact
    Derived forms: noun gathering1, noun gathering2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  3. accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amass - collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up"
    --3 is one way to increase
    Derived form: noun gathering3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. gather - conclude from evidence; "I gather you have not done your homework"
    --4 is one way to
    reason, reason out, conclude
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  5. gather, pucker, tuck - draw fabric together and sew it tightly
    --5 is one way to sew, run up, sew together, stitch
    Derived forms: noun gather1, noun gathering4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. assemble, gather, get together - get people together; "assemble your colleagues"; "get together all those who are interested in the project"; "gather the close family members"
    Derived forms: noun gathering1, noun gathering2
    Sample sentence:
    They want to gather the prisoners
  7. gather - look for (food) in nature; "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
    --7 is one way to
    search, seek, look for
    Derived forms: noun gather2, noun gatherer1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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