from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of collecting or gathering together scattered cattle by riding around them and driving them in.
  • n. A rounding up, or upward curvature or convexity, as in the deck of a vessel.
  • n. A gathering in of scattered persons or things.
  • transitive v. to collect or gather together scattered animals, persons, or things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A rounding up; the forming of upward curves; curvature upward.
  • n. In grazing regions, the herding or driving together of all the cattle on a range or ranch, for inspection, branding, sorting, etc.; also, the beating up or gathering of any animals, as those of the chase.
  • n. A rounding off or finishing, as of an arrangement or undertaking; a bringing round to settlement or completion.
  • n. In ship-building, the convexity of a deck; crown; camber.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the activity of gathering livestock together so that they can be counted or branded or sold
  • n. the systematic gathering up of suspects by the police
  • n. a summary list; as in e.g.
  • v. seek out and bring together


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