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gather

  
  ( gathers    plural & 3rd person present)   ( gathering    present participle)   ( gathered    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If people gather somewhere or if someone gathers people somewhere, they come together in a group.   (=assemble, collect)  
In the evenings, we gathered around the fireplace and talked...      V prep/adv  
The man signalled for me to gather the children together.      V n with together  
2       verb   If you gather things, you collect them together so that you can use them.   (=collect)  
I suggest we gather enough firewood to last the night...      V n  
She stood up and started gathering her things together.      V n together  
      Gather up means the same as gather., phrasal verb  
When Sutcliffe had gathered up his papers, he went out...      V P n (not pron)  
He gathered the leaves up off the ground.      V n P  
3       verb   If you gather information or evidence, you collect it, especially over a period of time and after a lot of hard work.   (=collect, amass)  
...a private detective using a hidden tape recorder to gather information...      V n  
4       verb   If something gathers speed, momentum, or force, it gradually becomes faster or more powerful.   (=gain)  
Demands for his dismissal have gathered momentum in recent weeks...      V n  
The raft gathered speed as the current dragged it toward the falls.      V n  
5       verb   When you gather something such as your strength, courage, or thoughts, you make an effort to prepare yourself to do something.   (=muster)  
You must gather your strength for the journey.      V n  
      Gather up means the same as gather., phrasal verb  
She was gathering up her courage to approach him when he called to her.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
6       verb   You use gather in expressions such as `I gather' and `as far as I can gather' to introduce information that you have found out, especially when you have found it out in an indirect way.  
I gather his report is highly critical of the trial judge...      V that  
`He speaks English,' she said to Graham. `I gathered that.'...      V n  
From what I could gather, he was trying to raise money by organising festivals.      V n  
7   
    to gather dust  
    dust   gather up  
    gather 2, 5  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
the application of scientifically proven methods to gather, process, interpret, and to use digital evidence to provide a conclusive description of cyber crime activities
[Tech.]
n.
very large collection of digital data, whose analysis allows to predict patterns and behaviours through inductive reasoning
[Tech.] big data can be applied to behavioural retargeting in marketing, but also to predict epidemies through Google searches or analysing DNA
n.
virtual storing of data
[Tech.] used for example to store users' navigation data for data mining
n.
fraudulent changing of data before or during entry into the computer system.
[Tech.];[Leg.] examples include: forging or counterfeiting documents used for data entry and exchanging valid disks and tapes with modified replacements.
n.
Electric spectrum of data creating, storing, retrieving and synchronizing
[Tech.];[Leg.] date relating to electric digits
vt.
fill in information e.g. populate a table with data
[Comp.]
n.
set of data relative to the online activity of one particular user
[Tech.]

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