Definition of gathering in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡaT͟H(ə)riNG/


1An assembly or meeting, especially a social or festive one or one held for a specific purpose: a family gathering
More example sentences
  • Difficult meetings, family gatherings and so on can be chances to use your new skills.
  • The auditorium will serve as a meeting place for public gatherings and academic conferences.
  • I mean this is something for the people to think about and the purpose of a gathering like this is for me, through this forum, to talk directly to the people of Australia.
congregation, audience, crowd, group, throng, mass, multitude
informal get-together
formal concourse
2A set of printed signatures of a book, gathered for binding.
Example sentences
  • Of course, it is not possible to have eleven leaves in one gathering of a quarto book.

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Syllabification: gath·er·ing

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