foregathering (plural foregatherings)
- A gathering together; an assembly.
1911, Lucy Maud Montgomery, chapter 19, in The Story Girl:
- [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.