Definitions of gathering
  1. noun
    the act of gathering something
    synonyms: gather
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    centralisation, centralization
    gathering to a center
    harvest, harvest home, harvesting
    the gathering of a ripened crop
    the harvesting of hay
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    aggregation, assembling, collecting, collection
    the act of gathering something together
  2. noun
    sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    synonyms: gather
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    sewing, stitchery
    needlework on which you are working with needle and thread
  3. noun
    the social act of assembling
    synonyms: assemblage, assembly
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    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
    bringing together military forces
    economic mobilisation, economic mobilization
    mobilization of the economy
    the act of mobilizing for a common purpose
    a meeting planned at a certain time and place
    a meeting devoted to a particular activity
    socialisation, socialising, socialization, socializing
    the act of meeting for social purposes
    the act of going to see some person in a professional capacity
    the act of visiting in an official capacity (as for an inspection)
    visit, visitation
    the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
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    group action
    action taken by a group of people
  4. noun
    a group of persons together in one place
    synonyms: assemblage
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    the occupants of a building
    a gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile
    a gathering of persons representative of some larger group
    the occupants of a floor
    two people considered as a unit
    the people who are present in a room
    threesome, triad, trinity, trio
    three people considered as a unit
    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
    a group of persons who are gathered together for a common purpose
    a large number of things or people considered together
    concourse, multitude, throng
    a large gathering of people
    a gathering of spectators or listeners at a (usually public) performance
    a group of people living in a particular local area
    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, posse
    an informal body of friends
    group meeting, meeting
    a formally arranged gathering
    a small collection of people
    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
    a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
    a group gathered in response to a summons
    gathering of producers to promote business
    bevy, gaggle
    a large gathering of people of a particular type
    cortege, entourage, retinue, suite
    the group following and attending to some important person
    a group of people living together in a camp
    a gathering of military personnel for duty
    rap group
    a gathering of people holding a rap session
    a raucous gathering
    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
    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
    a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority
    a group of four men
    general assembly, law-makers, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislature
    persons who make or amend or repeal laws
    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
    a teeming multitude
    horde, host, legion
    a vast multitude
    herd, ruck
    a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
    a large number of people united for some specific purpose
    crush, jam, press
    a dense crowd of people
    drove, horde, swarm
    a moving crowd
    a disorganized and densely packed crowd
    mob, rabble, rout
    a disorderly crowd of people
    a social gathering of guests or companions
    spectators at a golf or tennis match
    the audience at a stadium or racetrack
    the audience gathered together in a theatre or cinema
    a local church community
    a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
    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
    an ecclesiastical assembly of the monks in a monastery or even of the canons of a church
    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
    a nomadic community
    a formal or official social gathering or ceremony
    a group of people gathered together for pleasure
    a social gathering where a light evening meal is served
    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
    a closed political meeting
    a confidential or secret meeting
    a prearranged meeting for consultation or exchange of information or discussion (especially one with a formal agenda)
    a meeting of elected or appointed representatives
    a large formal assembly
    a meeting of people for consultation
    a public meeting or assembly for open discussion
    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
    (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
    a deliberative or legislative or administrative or judicial assembly
    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
    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
    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
    a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
    a mostly Sunni Muslim community living in northwestern Caucasia
    a social gathering of intellectuals and eminent people in the home of a prominent person
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    social group
    people sharing some social relation
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