gather
noun.
sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
Synonym: gathering
noun.
the act of gathering something
Synonym: gathering
verb.
assemble or get together
gather some stones|pull your thoughts together
verb.
collect in one place
We assembled in the church basement|Let's gather in the dining room
verb.
collect or gather
Journals are accumulating in my office|The work keeps piling up
verb.
conclude from evidence
I gather you have not done your homework
verb.
draw together into folds or puckers
Synonym: tuck, pucker
verb.
get people together
assemble your colleagues|get together all those who are interested in the project|gather the close family members
verb.
draw and bring closer
she gathered her shawl around her shoulders
verb.
look for (food) in nature
Our ancestors gathered nuts in the Fall
verb.
increase or develop
the peace movement gained momentum|the car gathers speed
Synonym: gain
Antonym: spread