Etymology
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gathering (n.)

mid-12c., gadering, "an assembly of people, act of coming together," from late Old English gaderung "a gathering together, union, collection, assembly," verbal noun from gather (v.).

updated on February 23, 2015

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Definitions of gathering from WordNet

gathering (n.)
a group of persons together in one place;
Synonyms: assemblage
gathering (n.)
the social act of assembling;
Synonyms: assembly / assemblage
gathering (n.)
the act of gathering something;
Synonyms: gather
gathering (n.)
sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching;
Synonyms: gather
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