Gather crops; gather mushrooms.
I gather a decision has not been reached.
Gathered up his courage.
Gather the pieces of a puzzle; gather information.
The teacher gathered the students around the exhibit.
Gathered the shawl about my shoulders; gathered the child in her arms.
The top of the bookshelf gathered dust.
The jugglers gathered a large crowd.
A crowd gathered in the lobby.
Dark clouds are gathering.
The truck's speed gathered on the downslope.
- A small fold or pucker made by gathering cloth.
- A mass of molten glass collected on the end of a blowpipe or other glass-blowing tool.
To gather information.
To gather a blanket about one's legs.
To gather crops.
To gather speed.
I gather that you disagree.
To gather for lunch.
I've been gathering ideas from the people I work with.
She bent down to gather the reluctant cat from beneath the chair.
- (sewing) 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.
- (knitting) 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.
- (architecture) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as for example where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue.
- (nautical) To haul in; to take up.To gather the slack of a rope.
She gathered the shawl about her as she stepped into the cold.
An example of gather is a piece of puckered fabric like a ruffle.
An example of gather is for a shepherd to herd his sheep into one area in the field to graze.