Definition of foregather in English:

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Pronunciation: /fɔːˈɡaðə/
(also forgather)


[no object] formal
Assemble or gather together: most of the students had foregathered by this time
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  • Twenty-five years later they met again in Glasgow where, after more ‘foregathering’, they attempted to chuck stones into the outstretched hat of the statue of James Oswald MP in George Square, luckily without being arrested.
  • The Council took the view that states had a duty to suppress terrorist activity and to comply with any request for help in putting down adventurers forgathering within their jurisdiction.
  • Clearly, this meme was not going to be one that ‘replicates by symbiotically infecting human minds and altering their behaviour ‘, and I would become a laughing stock wherever memeticists foregather.’


Late 15th century (originally Scots as forgadder): from Dutch vergaderen.

Words that rhyme with foregather

blather, gather, slather

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Line breaks: fore|gather

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