More definitions of "gather":
- (verb): Look for (food) in nature.
Example: "Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall"
- (verb): Conclude from evidence.
Example: "I gather you have not done your homework"
- (noun): The act of gathering something.
- (verb): Assemble or get together.
Example: "Gather some stones"
Synonyms: garner, collect, pull together
- (noun): Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching.
Famous quotes containing the word gather:
“Come gather round me players all:
Come praise Nineteen-Sixteen,
Those from the pit and gallery
Or from the painted scene
That fought in the Post Office
Or round the City Hall....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights. The shadows of poverty and meanness gather around us, and lo! creation widens to our view.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 6:25.26.