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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
gathering (noun)
1.
- assembly meeting
2.
a suppurating swelling - abscess
3.
the collecting of food or raw materials from the wild
4.
- collection compilation
5.
a in cloth - gather
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
gathering (noun)
1.
a body of people come together in one place
SYNONIMS:
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
gathering (noun)
2.
a coming together of a number of persons for a specified purpose
SYNONIMS:
assembly, congress, convention, convocation, council, gathering, get-together, huddle, powwow
RELATED WORDS:
clinic, workshop; cabinet, caucus, conclave, synod; demonstration, rally; confab, conversation, dialogue ( dialog), discourse, discussion, palaver, talk; negotiation, parley, summit; conference, forum, round-robin, roundtable, seminar, symposium; audience, interview, session
gathering (noun)
3.
a mass or quantity that has piled up or that has been gathered over a period of time
SYNONIMS:
accretion, assemblage, collection, cumulation, cumulus, gathering, lodgment ( lodgement), pileup
RELATED 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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