Synonyms of gathering
1 assemblyDictionary • He spoke today before a large gathering of world leaders.
assembly • He waited until quiet settled on the assembly.
group • The trouble involved a small group of football supporters.
crowd • It took some two hours before the crowd was fully dispersed.
meeting • He travels to London regularly for business meetings.
conference • The president summoned the state governors to a conference on education.
company • He was a notable young actor in a company of rising stars.
party • a party of explorers
congress • A lot has changed since the party congress.
mass • A mass of excited people clogged the street.
rally • They held a rally to mark international human rights day.
convention • I flew to Boston to attend the annual convention of the Parapsychological Association.
knot • A little knot of men stood clapping.
flock • his flock of advisors
get-together (informal) • I arranged a get-together at my home.
congregation • Most members of the congregation arrive a few minutes before the service.
muster • He called a general muster of all soldiers.
turnout • It was a marvellous afternoon with a huge turnout of people.
multitude • Addiction to drugs can bring a multitude of other problems.
throng • An official pushed through the throng.
hui (New Zealand) • He arranged a hui which called together a broad span of Māori tribes and opinions.
concourse • The streets were filled with a fair concourse of people that night.
assemblage • an assemblage of German officers
conclave • In the US, Nato defence ministers have just ended a lengthy conclave.
convocation (formal) • He attended a convocation of the American Youth Congress.
runanga (New Zealand)
2 collectingDictionary • a mission to spearhead the gathering of information
collection • computer systems designed to speed up the collection of information
acquisition • the President's recent acquisition of a helicopter
accumulation • The rate of accumulation decreases with time.
attainment • the attainment of independence
3 pimpleDictionary (informal)
pimple • His face was covered with pimples.
spot • Never squeeze blackheads, spots or pimples.
boil • a boil on his nose
sore • All of us had long sores on our backs.
ulcer • In addition to headaches, you may develop stomach ulcers.
abscess • In the case of an abscess, seek medical treatment immediately.
pustule • She had a large number of little pimples and pustules on her face.
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abscessAn abscess is a painful swelling containing pus.
• In the case of an abscess, seek medical treatment immediately.
accumulationAccumulation is the collecting together of things over a period of time.
• The rate of accumulation decreases with time.
acquisitionIf you make an acquisition, you buy or obtain something, often to add to things that you already have.
• the President's recent acquisition of a helicopter
Thesaurus for gathering from the Collins English Thesaurus
a group of people, things, etc, that are gathered together; assembly
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