foregathering

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Noun[edit]

foregathering (plural foregatherings)

  1. A gathering together; an assembly.
    • 1911, Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Story Girl, ch. 19:
      [I]n all our foregatherings she was careful to sit as far from Felicity as possible.
    • 1916, D. H. Lawrence, "The Return Journey" in Twilight in Italy:
      The very pure source . . . is the snowy mountain-peak above. There, eternally, goes on the white foregathering of the crystals, out of the deathly cold of the heavens.

Verb[edit]

foregathering

  1. Present participle of foregather.