gathering

Primary Meanings of gathering

1.
n
the act of gathering something
2.
n
the social act of assembling
Full Definitions of gathering
1

n the act of gathering something

Synonyms:
gather
Types:
centralisation, centralization
gathering to a center
harvest, harvest home, harvesting
the gathering of a ripened crop
haying
the harvesting of hay
Type of:
aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection
the act of gathering something together

n sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching

Synonyms:
gather
Type of:
sewing, stitchery
needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
2

n the social act of assembling

Synonyms:
assemblage, assembly
Antonyms:
disassembly, dismantlement, dismantling
the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
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mobilisation, mobilization
act of marshaling and organizing and making ready for use or action
calling together, convocation
the act of convoking
coming together, meeting
the social act of assembling for some common purpose
congregating, congregation
the act of congregating
convening, convention
the act of convening
concentration
bringing together military forces
economic mobilisation, economic mobilization
mobilization of the economy
rallying
the act of mobilizing for a common purpose
rendezvous
a meeting planned at a certain time and place
session
a meeting devoted to a particular activity
socialisation, socialising, socialization, socializing
the act of meeting for social purposes
visit
the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity
visit
the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)
visit
the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
Type of:
group action
action taken by a group of people

n a group of persons together in one place

Synonyms:
assemblage
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Potsdam Conference
a conference held in Potsdam in the summer of 1945 where Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill drew up plans for the administration of Germany and Poland after World War II ended
Yalta Conference
a conference held in Yalta in February 1945 where Roosevelt, Stalin, and Churchill planned the final stages of World War II and agreed to the territorial division of Europe
Spanish Inquisition
an inquisition initiated in 1478 by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella that guarded the orthodoxy of Catholicism in Spain (especially from the 15th to the 17th centuries)
Congregation of the Inquisition
an inquisition set up in Italy in 1542 to curb the number of Protestants
Abkhas
Circassian people living east of the Black Sea
Achomawi
a community of Native Americans who speak a Hokan language and live in northeastern California
Akwa'ala
a community of Native Americans who speak a Hokan language and live in Baja California
Inca
the small group of Quechua living in the Cuzco Valley in Peru who established hegemony over their neighbors in order to create an empire that lasted from about 1100 until the Spanish conquest in the early 1530s
Quechua
a community of South American Indians in Peru who were formerly the ruling class of the Incan Empire
Xhosa
a community of Negroid people in southern South Africa
Zulu
a community of Negroid people in eastern South Africa
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building
the occupants of a building
carload
a gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile
contingent
a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
floor
the occupants of a floor
pair
two people considered as a unit
room
the people who are present in a room
threesome, triad, trinity, trio
three people considered as a unit
turnout
the group that gathers together for a particular occasion
foursome, quartet, quartette
four people considered as a unit
fivesome, quintet, quintette
five people considered as a unit
sextet, sextette, sixsome
six people considered as a unit
septet, septette, sevensome
seven people considered as a unit
eightsome, octet, octette
eight people considered as a unit
assembly
a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
crowd
a large number of things or people considered together
concourse, multitude, throng
a large gathering of people
audience
a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
community
a group of people living in a particular local area
municipality
people living in a town or city having local self-government
cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae
the actors in a play
class, course, form, grade
a body of students who are taught together
class, year
a body of students who graduate together
social affair, social gathering
a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
bunch, crew, crowd, gang
an informal body of friends
group meeting, meeting
a formally arranged gathering
covey
a small collection of people
quorum
a gathering of the minimal number of members of an organization to conduct business
mass meeting, rally
a large gathering of people intended to arouse enthusiasm
commune
a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
convocation
a group gathered in response to a summons
fair
gathering of producers to promote business
bevy
a large gathering of people of a particular type
cortege, entourage, retinue, suite
the group following and attending to some important person
camp
a group of people living together in a camp
muster
a gathering of military personnel for duty
rap group
a gathering of people holding a rap session
rave-up
a raucous gathering
table
a company of people assembled at a table for a meal or game
wine tasting
a gathering of people to taste and compare different wines
bee
a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold competitions
love feast
a social gathering intended to create goodwill among the participants
couple, duet, duo, twosome
a pair who associate with one another
triumvirate
a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority
quadrumvirate
a group of four men
general assembly, law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature
persons who make or amend or repeal laws
Areopagus
the highest governmental assembly in ancient Athens (later a judicial court)
States General
assembly of the estates of an entire country especially the sovereign body of the Dutch republic from 16th to 18th centuries
hive
a teeming multitude
horde, host, legion
a vast multitude
herd, ruck
a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
army
a large number of people united for some specific purpose
crush, jam, press
a dense crowd of people
drove, horde, swarm
a moving crowd
huddle
a disorganized and densely packed crowd
mob, rabble, rout
a disorderly crowd of people
company
a social gathering of guests or companions
gallery
spectators at a golf or tennis match
grandstand
the audience at a stadium or racetrack
house
the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
parish
a local church community
convent
a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
house
the members of a religious community living together
Islam Nation, Islamic Ummah, Muslim Ummah, Umma, Ummah
the Muslim community or people, considered to extend from Mauritania to Pakistan
speech community
people sharing a given language or dialect
neighborhood, neighbourhood
people living near one another
city, metropolis
people living in a large densely populated municipality
town, townsfolk, townspeople
the people living in a municipality smaller than a city
settlement, small town, village
a community of people smaller than a town
crossroads, hamlet
a community of people smaller than a village
chapter
an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
yoke
a pair of draft animals joined by a yoke
ensemble, supporting players
a cast other than the principals
graduating class
the body of students who graduate together this year
master class
a class (especially in music) given to talented students by an expert
discussion section, section
a small class of students who are part of a larger course but are taught separately
senior class
final grade or class in high school or college
junior class
penultimate class in high school or college
sophomore class
the second class in a four-year college or high school
freshman class
the first class in college or high school
horde
a nomadic community
function
a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
party
a group of people gathered together for pleasure
supper
a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
phalanx
any closely ranked crowd of people
flock, troop
an orderly crowd
deliberative assembly
an assembly of people for the purpose of unhurried consideration and discussion
board meeting, committee meeting
a meeting for administrative purposes
camp meeting
religious (usually evangelistic) meeting held in a large tent or outdoors and lasting several days
caucus
a closed political meeting
conclave
a confidential or secret meeting
conference
a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
congress
a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
convention
a large formal assembly
council
a meeting of people for consultation
forum
a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
plenum
a meeting of a legislative body at which all members are present
psychotherapy group
a meeting of people for psychotherapeutic purposes
stockholders meeting
a meeting at which the management reports to the stockholders of a company
get together, meeting
a small informal social gathering
summit, summit meeting
a meeting of heads of governments
town meeting
a meeting of the inhabitants of a town
council
(Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine
chamber
a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly
Bench
the magistrate or judge or judges sitting in court in judicial capacity to compose the court collectively
court, royal court
the family and retinue of a sovereign or prince
court, judicature, tribunal
an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business
minyan
the quorum required by Jewish law to be present for public worship (at least ten males over thirteen years of age)
pep rally
a rally (especially of students) before a game
revival, revival meeting
an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion
coven
an assembly of witches; usually 13 witches
sabbat, witches' Sabbath
a midnight meeting of witches to practice witchcraft and sorcery; in the Middle Ages it was supposed to be a demonic orgy
book fair, bookfair
fair organized by publishers or booksellers to promote the sale of books
hobo camp, jungle
a place where hoboes camp
Aleut
a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
Circassian
a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
Type of:
social group
people sharing some social relation

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