Synonyms and Antonyms of gathering
1 a body of people come together in one place <the President spoke before the gathering of student leaders> Synonyms assemblage, assembly, conference, congregation, convocation, ingathering, meeting, muster Related Words company, consort, coterie, gang, pack; caucus, forum, market, panel, rally, symposium, synod; audience, gallery, grandstand, house; crowd, flock, horde, legion, multitude, press, swarm, throng; crush, mob, rabble, rabblement
2 a coming together of a number of persons for a specified purpose <attended a gathering for descendants of people who came to America on the Mayflower> Synonyms assembly, congress, convention, convocation, council, meeting, get-together, huddle, powwowRelated Words clinic, workshop; cabinet, caucus, conclave, synod; demonstration, rally; confab, conversation, dialogue (also dialog), discourse, discussion, palaver, talk; negotiation, parley, summit; conference, forum, round-robin, roundtable, seminar, symposium; audience, interview, session
3 a mass or quantity that has piled up or that has been gathered over a period of time <a great gathering of dust under the bed> Synonyms accretion, assemblage, collection, cumulation, cumulus, accumulation, lodgment (or lodgement), pileupRelated Words agglomerate, assortment, congeries, conglomerate, conglomeration, hodgepodge, hotchpotch, jumble, medley, mélange, mishmash, mix, mixture, motley, potpourri; agglomeration, clutter, hash, heap, litter, mass, pile; aggregate, aggregation, sum, totality; backlog, cache, fund, hoard, inventory, kitty, nest egg, reserve, stock, stockpile, store, supply
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