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GATH'ERING, participle present tense Collecting; assembling; drawing together; plaiting; wrinkling.

GATH'ERING, noun The act of collecting or assembling.

1. Collection; a crowd; an assembly.

2. Charitable contribution. 1 Corinthians 16:2.

3. A tumor suppurated or maturated; a collection of pus; an abscess.