Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gather”

gather

verb (UNDERSTAND)    /ˈɡæð.ər/ US  //
C1 [T] to understand or believe something as a result of something that has been said or done: Harry loves his new job, I gather. [+ (that)] From the look on their faces, she gathered (that) they were annoyed with her. [+ question word] I never really gathered why he left his job. I didn't gather much from his lecture.Concluding and deducing
(Definition of gather verb (UNDERSTAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of gather

Definitions of “gather” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beneficiary

a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More