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gather Tweet Definition of gather Like Definition of gather on Facebook
noun (plural:gathers)
  1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
  2. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
  3. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7.
verb
  1. To bring together; to collect, as a number of separate things, into one place, or into one aggregate body; to assemble; to muster; to congregate.
  2. To pick out and bring together from among what is of less value; to collect, as a harvest; to harvest; to cull; to pick off; to pluck.
  3. To accumulate by collecting and saving little by little; to amass; to gain; to heap up.
  4. To bring closely together the parts or particles of; to contract; to compress; to bring together in folds or plaits, as a garment; also, to draw together, as a piece of cloth by a thread; to pucker; to plait; as, to gather a ruffle.
  5. To derive, or deduce, as an inference; to collect, as a conclusion, from circumstances that suggest, or arguments that prove; to infer; to conclude.
    I you mean I'm ignorant rather than stupid.
  6. To gain; to win.
  7. To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue, or the like.
  8. To haul in; to take up; as, to gather the slack of a rope.
  9. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate.
  10. To grow larger by accretion; to increase.
  11. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered.
  12. To collect or bring things together.
geoponics Tweet Definition of geoponics Like Definition of geoponics on Facebook
noun
  1. the science of agriculture
grain elevator Tweet Definition of grain elevator Like Definition of grain elevator on Facebook
noun
  1. A large structure for the storage of grain.
granary Tweet Definition of granary Like Definition of granary on Facebook
noun (granaries, pl2=granarys)
  1. A storage facility for grain or sometimes animal feed. It may also refer to a fertile region of grain.
grassland Tweet Definition of grassland Like Definition of grassland on Facebook
noun
  1. an area dominated by grass or grasslike vegetation
graze Tweet Definition of graze Like Definition of graze on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of grazing; a touching or rubbing lightly on passing.
  2. A light touch; a slight scratch.
verb (graz, ing)
  1. To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
    • 1999: Although it is perfectly good meadowland, none of the villagers has ever grazed animals on the meadow on the other side of the wall. — Stardust, Neil Gaiman, page 4 (2001 Perennial Edition).
    • To feed on; to eat (growing herbage); to eat grass from (a pasture); to browse.
      cattle on the meadows
    • To tend (cattle, etc.) while grazing.
    • To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
      the bullet grazed the wall
    • To cause a slight wound to.
      to one's knee
green manure Tweet Definition of green manure Like Definition of green manure on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. A crop that is ploughed into the soil to improve its fertility
grove Tweet Definition of grove Like Definition of grove on Facebook
noun
  1. A medium sized collection of trees.
grub Tweet Definition of grub Like Definition of grub on Facebook
noun
  1. (countable) An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect; a larva.
  2. (context, uncountable, slang) Food.
verb (grubb, ing)
  1. To scavenge or in some way scrounge, typically for food.

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