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Definition of "gathering" []

  • The action of one that gathers. (noun)
  • That which is gathered or amassed; a collection or accumulation. (noun)
  • An assembly of persons; a meeting. (noun)
  • The collecting of food that grows wild, such as berries, roots, and grains. (noun)
  • A gather in cloth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gathering" in a sentence
  • "Held twice a year for the past decade, the gathering is the Big One for Flash designers and developers."
  • "And it's that accumulative effect, what I call the gathering momentum of millions acts of kindness which take place on a daily basis, which literally can transform this country one heart and one soul at a time."
  • "It's what I call the gathering momentum of millions of acts of kindness which define America and which enable America to stand tall in the face of evil."