gather-v; 4 Senses

Sense Number 1: assemble or collect (as if) by bringing closer

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] GATHER NP2[patient] (PP) (SCOMP) Includes: GATHER IN, GATHER UP

We are gathering wood to make a fire.
Gather the fabric along the seam to make a pleat.
The lawyer began to gather his arguments into a summary statement.
The CEO under indictment has been gathering his allies around him.
Can you gather in the laundry before it rains?
She quickly gathered up the child and his toy in her arms.
Let's gather up the loose ends on this report.
She gathered her shawl around her shoulders.

VerbNet: get-13.5.1,shake-22.3-2,herd-47.5.2
FrameNet: Gathering_up
PropBank: gather.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 5, 7, 8
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
gather_in 1
gather_up 1, 2

Sense Number 2: (cause to) congregate socially

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] GATHER PP{P NP[location]}

Many Heads of State gather each year in Davos, Switzerland.
We gathered around the water cooler to hear Sally's story.
My friends have been gathering at a new tapas bar on Friday nights.

VerbNet: get-13.5.1,shake-22.3-2,herd-47.5.2
FrameNet: Congregating
PropBank: gather.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 6

Sense Number 3: (let) accumulate or grow

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[topic] GATHER (ADVP) (PP{P NP[location]}

They are watching the storm clouds gathering over this international incident.
Dust seems to gather quickly on my computer monitor.
The economy has been gathering momentum since last June.
The car gathered speed.

VerbNet: herd-47.5.2
FrameNet: Congregating
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 9

Sense Number 4: conclude or assume

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[human]] GATHER THAT SCOMP

I gather he wasn't pleased at our last meeting.
They are beginning to gather that the deal may not go through.
The union finally gathered that management would not back down in negotiations.

VerbNet: deduce-97.2
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4