Gather Gath"er, n. 1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker. 2. (Carriage Making) The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward. 3. (Arch.) The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See Gather, v. t., 7., Gather Gath"er, v. i. 1. To come together; to collect; to unite; to become assembled; to congregate. When small humors gather to a gout. --Pope. Tears from the depth of some divine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes. --Tennyson. 2. To grow larger by accretion; to increase. Their snowball did not gather as it went. --Bacon. 3. To concentrate; to come to a head, as a sore, and generate pus; as, a boil has gathered. 4. To collect or bring things together. Thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed. --Matt. xxv. 26.