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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun gathering:

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Definition of the noun gathering

What does gathering mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: gatherings

  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
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of gathering: gather
    • more generic words: sewing / stitchery = needlework on which you are working with needle and thread

Alternative definition of the noun gathering


  1. A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
  2. A group of people or things.
  3. ([term, bookbinding]) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.

Definition of the verb gathering

What does gathering mean as a doing word?


  1. present continuous of gather; collecting or bringing together


  1. Gathering a.k.a. The Gathering is a Dutch alternative rock band, founded in 1989 by brothers Hans and René Rutten and vocalist Bart Smits in the small city of Oss, North Brabant.
  2. Gathering is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Gathering of Minds, Ricochet Gathering, Gathering of Obscurity.


  1. Gathering, Oxford is an UK Festival Award nominated music festival.
  2. "Gathering" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  3. "Gathering" is a musical album of Gary Marks.
    • released on (7 years ago)
  4. "Gathering" is a musical album of Horse Latitudes.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  5. "Gathering" is a musical album of 7 Sharp 9.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  6. "Gathering" is a composition.


  1. "Gathering" a.k.a. "The Gathering" is a 2003 thriller/horror film directed by Brian Gilbert and starring Christina Ricci.
  2. "Gathering" is a 2009 short film directed by Robert Todd.


  1. Gathering a.k.a. Gathering of Developers was a Texas-based PC and video games publishing company, founded in January 1998 with the mission to bridge the gap between publishers and independent game developers, allowing independent developers creative control over their projects, ownership of their IP, and participation in the publishing and marketing decisions. Fueled by past publishing experiences and frustrations, several experienced development companies bound together to form a relationship-based publisher. The company later became a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive. Gathering's first wave of releases included Railroad Tycoon II, Nocturne, Darkstone, Age of Wonders and Fly!. The company later expanded to the console market.
  2. Gathering is a record label.


  1. Gathering has been an important part of life in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from gathering as missionaries to gathering for worship services. In the early days of the LDS Church, members were asked to gather together many times in specific locations from all over the world, including traveling across the United States to the Utah Territory. In the modern era, members are asked to gather in the stakes of Zion located in their local areas.
  2. Gathering: In bookbinding, a gathering or section is a group of sheets, folded in the middle, and bound into the binding together. The gatherings can be seen by looking at the top or botton sides of the book, though cheaper modern books are perfect bound with no gatherings, gluing each sheet directly to the binding. The gatherings are sewn into the binding and the middle sheet of each gathering will have two or more short stretches of thread visible at the central fold.

Phrases with Gathering

Phrase starting with the word Gathering:

  1. gathering place

Phrases ending with the word Gathering:

  1. Hunter-Gathering
  2. social gathering
  3. information gathering

Other phrases containing the word Gathering:

  1. hunting and gathering tribe
  2. hunting and gathering society

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Gathering

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Google previewAdvanced Strategic Planning (2013)

A 21st-Century Model for Church and Ministry Leaders by Aubrey Malphurs

For example, community or fellowship is a timeless function and also a value of the church, whereas a small group gathering is a timely form that this function may ...

Google previewSelling to Major Accounts (1999)

Tools, Techniques, and Practical Solutions for the Sales Manager by Terry R. Bacon

Rather, skill at information gathering is a matter of having access to the right information at the right time, ...

Google previewOfficial Certified Ethical Hacker Review Guide: For Version 7.1 (2012)

by Steven DeFino, Larry Greenblatt

Competitive Intelligence gathering is a broad term that includes the use of many sources of information.

Google previewThe Anxiety and Worry Workbook (2012)

The Cognitive Behavioral Solution by David A. Clark, Aaron T. Beck

Evidence gathering is a major cognitive therapy strategy for correcting the exaggerated thoughts about threat and danger that are responsible for your anxiety. Angela, for example, had intrusive anxious thoughts about death and dying.

Google previewManaging Enterprise Information Technology Acquisitions: Assessing Organizational Preparedness (2013)

Assessing Organizational Preparedness by Misra, Harekrishna

Intelligence gathering is a continuous process that is based on information generation through establishment of management controls systems in reactive, ...

Google previewThe Robert Frost Encyclopedia (2001)

by Nancy Lewis Tuten, John Zubizarreta

"GATHERING LEAVES" was first published in The Measure in 1923 just before it appeared in New Hampshire. Frost seldom read the poem aloud, and few major critical analyses of Frost's poetry discuss it ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of American Journalism (2007)

by Stephen L. Vaughn

Gathering. During the latter partof the nineteenthcentury, asthegreat editors ofthe pennypress died,ageneration ofwelltrained journalists arose. Theseprofessionals were accustomed to reporting factsand conveyingdrama intheir stories; they ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of North-East India: Tripura (2001)

by Hamlet Bareh

Gathering. Storm. in. Tripura. The disturbance of the demographic equilibrium caused by the large-scale inflow of Bengali-speaking immigrants from East Pakistan — now Bangladesh — the growing pressure on land, acute food shortage, the ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Gardening (2010)

by Walter P. Wright

Flowers, Cut, gathering and packing, — It is a good principle to cut flowers, except where seed is wanted, and there are few cases in which the plants arc not benefited by it. Cutting the flowers while young prevents them from setting seed, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Technical Education

functions of information gathering, situation assessment, action selection and response planning and execution. The supporting system consists of radars and other sensors and ...

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Small photo of DAYTON, OHIO - MARCH 24: Group of people gathered in courthouse square at March for Our Lives gathering in downtown Dayton, Ohio on March 24, 2018.Small photo of DAYTON, OHIO - MARCH 24: People gathered to listen to speakers at March for Our Lives gathering in downtown Dayton, Ohio on March 24, 2018.Small photo of BAGAN, MYANMAR-JAN. 1, 2010: Locals gather at the outdoor market to buy and sell goods. The markets operate daily and are a gathering spot for sales and gossip.Small photo of behind view of young man with beard at a gatheringSmall photo of Business meeting, man's hands pointing on charts. Reflection light and flare. Concept image of data gathering and statistical working.Small photo of Friends Gathering Together on Tea Party Eating Cakes Enjoyment happinessSmall photo of Flat-lay of friends hands eating and drinking together. Top view of people having party, gathering, celebrating together at vintage wooden rustic table set with different wine snacks and fingerfoods More...

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Quotes about Gathering

Filling a bookcase is like gathering a social circle. (May Lamberton Becker)
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Scrabble value of G2A1T1H4E1R1I1N1G2

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of GATHERING

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