with eight gatherings (3).]]
  1. A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
    I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists.
  2. A group of people or things.
    A gathering of fruit.
  3. () A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.
    This gathering machine forms the backbone of a bookbinding operation.
  4. A charitable contribution; a collection.
  5. A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.



  1. present continuous of gather; collecting or bringing together
    She enjoyed gathering wildflowers.

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