- 1to come together, or bring people together, in one place to form a group
- 2to collect several things, often from different places or people
- 3to believe that something is true, although no one has directly told you about it
Using gather: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "gather" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
We will gather at the park for a picnic.
She gathered her things and left the room.
I gathered from his tone that he was not happy with the situation.
He gathered a collection of rare coins over the years.
The storm clouds are gathering on the horizon.
gather Synonyms and Antonyms
Phrases with gather
The children gathered around the teacher to hear the story.
The old books have been gathering dust on the shelf for years.
gather one's thoughts
to take time to think about something before speaking or acting
She paused for a moment to gather her thoughts before answering the question.
Origins of gather
from Old English 'gaderian', meaning 'bring together'
Summary: gather in Brief
The verb 'gather' [ˈɡæðər] means to come together or collect things. It can refer to physical objects, as in 'He gathered a collection of rare coins,' or to people, as in 'We will gather at the park for a picnic.' The phrase 'gather around' denotes coming together in a group, while 'gather dust' refers to neglect or disuse. 'Gather one's thoughts' means to pause and think before speaking or acting.