Gathering

Gather, gatherer, or gathering may refer to:

In anthropology and sociology:

  • Hunter-gatherer, a person or a society whose subsistence depends on hunting and gathering of wild foods
  • Intensive gathering, the practice of cultivating wild plants as a step toward domestication
  • Harvesting crops

In the arts:

  • Global gathering, a music festival in the United Kingdom
  • Ricochet Gathering, a music event in the United States
  • Tribal Gathering, a music festival in the United Kingdom

Other uses:

  • Gather (sewing), an area where fabric is folded or bunched together with thread or yarn
  • Gather (knitting), a generic term for one of several knitting techniques to draw stitches closer together
  • Gather.com, a social networking website
  • Gathering (bookbinding), a number of sheets of paper folded and sewn or glued as a group into a bookbinding
  • Gathering of Developers, sometimes called as 'Gathering'
  • Rag gatherer, an archaic occupation, also known as rag picker
  • Gathering, any type of party or meeting, including:
      • Bee (gathering), an old term which describes a group of people coming together for a task
      • Salon (gathering), a party associated with French and Italian intellectuals


Famous quotes containing the word gathering:

    A gathering of Democrats is more sweaty, disorderly, offhand, and rowdy than a gathering of Republicans; it is also likely to be more cheerful, imaginative, tolerant of dissent, and skillful at the game of give-and-take. A gathering of Republicans is more respectable, sober, purposeful, and businesslike than a gathering of Democrats; it is also likely to be more self-righteous, pompous, cut-and-dried, and just plain boring.
    Clinton Rossiter (1917–1970)

    Master, I knew that you were a harsh man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed...
    Bible: New Testament, Matthew 25:24,25.

    But gathering as we stray, a sense
    Of Life, so lovely and intense,
    It lingers when we wander hence,

    That those who follow feel behind
    Their backs, when all before is blind,
    Our joy, a rampart to the mind.
    John Masefield (1878–1967)