- (transitive & intransitive) If people or things gather, they come together.
- A crowd of several hundred gathered outside the police station.
- We gathered thousands of signatures to end the war.
- The amount of data that scientists are gathering on the brain is similarly increasing every year.
- I gathered my courage, walked into the room, and closed the door behind me.
- Let us read for ourselves all the information that they gathered.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you gather something, you've heard or read it, or you have reason to believe it, but you don't know.
- This trip was a kept secret, I gather , until yesterday.
- I gather that he does not entirely trust her.
- I gather you're currently writing a book.
- (transitive) If something gathers speed, it continues to get faster.
- The train pulled ahead , gathering speed as it moved away.
- (transitive) If something is gathering dust, it is not being used.
- Remember that wheelchair? It was gathering dust in the garage.