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GATHERING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gathering mean? 

GATHERING (noun)
  The noun GATHERING has 4 senses:

1. a group of persons together in one place
2. the social act of assembling
3. the act of gathering something
4. sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching

  Familiarity information: GATHERING used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GATHERING (noun)


Sense 1gathering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of persons together in one place

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

assemblage; gathering

Hypernyms ("gathering" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gathering"):

mass meeting; rally (a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm)

quorum (a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business)

covey (a small collection of people)

group meeting; meeting (a formally arranged gathering)

bunch; crew; crowd; gang (an informal body of friends)

social affair; social gathering (a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship)

class; year (a body of students who graduate together)

class; form; grade (a body of students who are taught together)

commune (a body of people or families living together and sharing everything)

convocation (a group gathered in response to a summons)

fair (gathering of producers to promote business)

wine tasting (a gathering of people to taste and compare different wines)

table (a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game)

rave-up (a raucous gathering)

rap group (a gathering of people holding a rap session)

muster (a gathering of military personnel for duty)

camp (a group of people living together in a camp)

cortege; entourage; retinue; suite (the group following and attending to some important person)

bevy (a group of girls or young women)

cast; cast of characters; dramatis personae (the actors in a play)

municipality (people living in a town or city having local self-government)

turnout (the group that gathers together for a particular occasion)

threesome; triad; trinity; trio (three people considered as a unit)

room (the people who are present in a room)

pair (two people considered as a unit)

floor (the occupants of a floor)

contingent (a gathering of persons representative of some larger group)

carload (a gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile)

building (the occupants of a building)

foursome; quartet; quartette (four people considered as a unit)

fivesome; quintet; quintette (five people considered as a unit)

community (a group of people living in a particular local area)

audience (a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance)

concourse; multitude; throng (a large gathering of people)

crowd (a large number of things or people considered together)

assembly (a group of persons gathered together for a common purpose)

eightsome; octet; octette (eight people considered as a unit)

septet; septette; sevensome (seven people considered as a unit)

sextet; sextette; sixsome (six people considered as a unit)

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)


Sense 2gathering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The social act of assembling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gathering; assemblage; assembly

Context example:

they demanded the right of assembly

Hypernyms ("gathering" is a kind of...):

group action (action taken by a group of people)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gathering"):

concentration (bringing together military forces)

convening; convention (the act of convening)

congregating; congregation (the act of congregating)

coming together; meeting (the social act of assembling for some common purpose)

calling together; convocation (the act of convoking)

mobilisation; mobilization (act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action)


Sense 3gathering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of gathering something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gather; gathering

Hypernyms ("gathering" is a kind of...):

aggregation; assembling; collecting; collection (the act of gathering something together)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gathering"):

centralisation; centralization (gathering to a center)

harvest; harvest home; harvesting (the gathering of a ripened crop)


Sense 4gathering [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

gather; gathering

Hypernyms ("gathering" is a kind of...):

sewing; stitchery (needlework on which you are working with needle and thread)


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