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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Gather \Gath"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gathered}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Gathering}.] [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr.
gador, geador, together, fr. g[ae]d fellowship; akin to E.
good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG. gate,
also companion, Goth. gadiliggs a sister's son. [root]29. See
{Good}, and cf. {Together}.]
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.

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

Gathering his flowing robe, he seemed to stand In
act to speak, and graceful stretched his hand.

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. [Obs.]

He gathers ground upon her in the chase. --Dryden.

7. (Arch.) 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. (Naut.) 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. --Gen. xxv. 8.

{To gather breath}, to recover normal breathing after being
out of breath; to get breath; to rest. --Spenser.

{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} (Naut.), to begin to move; to move with
increasing speed.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: having accumulated or become more intense; "the deepened
gloom" [syn: {deepened}]
2: brought together in one place; "the collected works of
Milton"; "the gathered folds of the skirt" [syn: {collected}]
[ant: {uncollected}, {uncollected}]

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