Dictionary » G » Gather



1. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate. When small humors gather to a gout. (Pope) Tears from the depth of some divine despair rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes. (Tennyson)

2. To grow larger by accretion; to increase. Their snowball did not gather as it went. (Bacon)

3. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.

4. To collect or bring things together. Thou knewest that i reap where i sowed not, and gather where i have not strewed. (Matt. Xxv. 26)

1. To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate. And Belgium's capital had gathered them Her beauty and her chivalry. (Byron) When he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together. (Matt. Ii. 4)

2. To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck. A rose just gathered from the stalk. (Dryden) Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? (Matt. Vii. 16) Gather us from among the heathen. (Ps. Cvi. 47)

3. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up. He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. (Prov. Xxviii. 8) To pay the creditor . . . He must gather up money by degrees. (Locke)

4. To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle. Gathering his flowing robe, he seemed to stand in act to speak, and graceful stretched his hand. (Pope)

5. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude. Let me say no more gather the sequel by that went before. (Shak)

6. To gain; to win. He gathers ground upon her in the chase. (Dryden)

7. To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.

8. To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope. To be gathered to one's people, or to one's fathers to die. To gather breath, to recover normal breathing after being out of breath; to get breath; to rest. To gather one's self together, to collect and dispose one's powers for a great effort, as a beast crouches preparatory to a leap. To gather way, to begin to move; to move with increasing speed.

Origin: oe. Gaderen, as. Gaderian, gadrian, fr. Gador, geador, together, fr. Gaed fellowship; akin to E. Good, D. Gaderen to collect, g. Gatte husband, MHG. Gate, also companion, goth. Gadiliggs a sisters son. See good, and cf. Together.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Multicellular prokaryote

Is unicellar means gather nutrients and reproduce independently? Is filamentous algae uni or multicellular? Which is the margin between uni and multicellularity?

See entire post
by josem
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 27
Views: 41280

UWM is seeking testers for a new protein expression kit

... characteristic has stimulated the expression of active and correctly folded membrane protein where other systems have failed. In an attempt to gather additional testing data, the UWM Research Foundation would like to provide free protein expression kits to laboratories or universities that ...

See entire post
by ejhuwmfdn
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: UWM is seeking testers for a new protein expression kit
Replies: 0
Views: 2623

Re: Oh God, a debate!

I gather this is not a science class. :) Are you asked to argue that nobody should do the experiments because evolution experiments cannot emulate the natural world? This is not something you can argue for based on scientific ...

See entire post
by AstraSequi
Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Oh God, a debate!
Replies: 14
Views: 6141

Green mammals

... mammals, even terrestrial mammals that might inhabit grass do not have a green pigment- they are not often associated with leaves, as they gather food from the support of brown branches and tree trunks- often not substantially smaller then themselves-, from the forest floor which is brown, ...

See entire post
by cyanodave
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:33 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
Replies: 11
Views: 18481

Evolution of abstract thought

... of Euclid). However our brains are reasonably equipped to deal with this.However I don't see how this would have been of any use to our hunter gather ancestors(may be around 10, 000 bc), so why did it evolve?

See entire post
by sharanbngr
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of abstract thought
Replies: 4
Views: 3202
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 2,711 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link