gather Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “gather” - Learner’s Dictionary

gather

verb
 
 
/ˈɡæðər/
MAKE A GROUP [I, T] B2 to join other people somewhere to make a group, or to bring people together into a group: Crowds of fans gathered at the stadium for the big match.Forming groups (of people)
COLLECT [T] B2 to collect several things together, often from different places or people: They interviewed 1000 people to gather data on TV viewing habits. She gathered her things together and left.Collecting and amassing
THINK [T] to think something is true because you have heard or seen information about it: From what I can gather, they haven't sold their house yet.Concluding and deducing
gather speed/strength/support, etc to increase in speed/strength/support, etcIncreasing and decreasing speed of motion
(Definition of gather from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
In London but at the station: prepositions for talking about travel
by Liz Walter,
September 02, 2015
Several readers have asked for information on prepositions, so I will start with a blog post that looks at an area where they are really important: travel. The first thing to remember is that we use to (and not ‘in’) after the verb go: We are going to London. I went to

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More