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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English gadering, from Old English gaderung (gathering, assembly), equivalent to gather +‎ -ing (verbal noun ending).

NounEdit

gathering (plural gatherings)

 
Coptic binding with eight gatherings (3).
  1. A meeting or get-together; a party or social function.
    I met her at a gathering of engineers and scientists.
  2. A group of people or things.
    A gathering of fruit.
  3. (bookbinding) A section, a group of bifolios, or sheets of paper, stacked together and folded in half.
    This gathering machine forms the backbone of a bookbinding operation.
  4. A charitable contribution; a collection.
  5. (medicine) A tumor or boil suppurated or maturated; an abscess.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English gaderynge, equivalent to gather +‎ -ing (present participle ending).

VerbEdit

gathering

  1. present participle of gather
    She enjoyed gathering wildflowers.
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