gathering: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ga'ur-ing), [key]
— n.
  1. an assembly or meeting.
  2. an assemblage of people; group or crowd.
  3. a collection, assemblage, or compilation of anything.
  4. the act of a person or thing that gathers.
  5. something that is gathered together.
  6. a gather or a series of gathers in cloth.
  7. an inflamed and suppurating swelling.
  8. (in a flue, duct, or the like) a tapered section forming a transition between two sections, one of which has a greater area than the other.
  9. a section in a book, usually a sheet cut into several leaves.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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