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gather
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 15
1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
2. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
3. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
2. To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
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.
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.
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.
6. To gain; to win.
8. To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
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