gathering

noun
gath·​er·​ing | \ ˈgat͟h-riŋ How to pronounce gathering (audio) , ˈga-t͟hə- \

Definition of gathering

2 : a suppurating swelling : abscess
3 : the collecting of food or raw materials from the wild
5 : a gather in cloth

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Examples of gathering in a Sentence

I see my cousins only at occasional family gatherings. dinner parties and other social gatherings a gathering of political leaders
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Recent Examples on the Web At a recent conservative gathering, attendees cheered the news that the Biden administration was falling short of its vaccination goals. Jill Colvin And Brian Slodysko, chicagotribune.com, 22 July 2021 When President Xi Jinping met with global tech leaders in Seattle in 2015, Didi’s founder, Cheng Wei, then 32 years old, joined Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Apple’s Tim Cook and Mr. Ma at the gathering. New York Times, 19 July 2021 The latest evidence of the rise of Ron -- whose day job is as governor of Florida -- came over the weekend at the Dallas gathering of the Conservative Political Action Conference. Chris Cillizza, CNN, 14 July 2021 Zayn Malik knows how to work a room at a Hadid family gathering. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, 14 July 2021 As the breakfast took place only a few days following the couture fall 2021 collection debuts and the fifth annual Forces of Fashion conference, there was much to discuss at the intimate gathering. Eliseé Browchuk, Vogue, 14 July 2021 The full spectrum of the American right was on display Saturday at the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas — as everyone from Caitlyn Jenner to members of extremist groups mingled at the gathering. al, 10 July 2021 All of the Carters’ four children were at the gathering. Washington Post, 10 July 2021 The full spectrum of the American right was on display Saturday at the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas — as everyone from Caitlyn Jenner to members of extremist groups mingled at the gathering. Michael Williams, Dallas News, 10 July 2021

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First Known Use of gathering

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gathering

Middle English gaderyng, gederunge, going back to Old English gadrung, gædrung, gegaderung, gegadrung "joining, union, assembly," from gadrian, gaderian "to join, unite, gather entry 1" + -ung -ing entry 3

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The first known use of gathering was before the 12th century

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25 Jul 2021

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“Gathering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gathering. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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gathering

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gathering

: an occasion when people come together as a group
: the act or process of gathering something

gathering

noun
gath·​er·​ing | \ ˈga-t͟hə-riŋ \

Kids Definition of gathering

: an occasion when people come together as a group a family gathering

gathering

noun
gath·​er·​ing

Medical Definition of gathering

: a suppurating swelling : abscess

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