cumulate vs gather what difference

what is difference between cumulate and gather

English

Etymology

Latin cumulatus, past participle of cumulo (to pile up).

Verb

cumulate (third-person singular simple present cumulates, present participle cumulating, simple past and past participle cumulated)

  1. (transitive) To accumulate; to amass.
  2. (intransitive) To be accumulated.
Synonyms
  • (accumulate): amass, heap up; see also Thesaurus:pile up
  • (be accumulated):

Translations

Adjective

cumulate (comparative more cumulate, superlative most cumulate)

  1. accumulated, agglomerated, amassed

Translations

Noun

cumulate (plural cumulates)

  1. (geology) An igneous rock formed by the accumulation of crystals from a magma either by settling or floating.

Italian

Verb

cumulate

  1. inflection of cumulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative
  2. feminine plural of cumulato

Latin

Verb

cumulāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cumulō

References

  • cumulate in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cumulate in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cumulate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette


English

Alternative forms

  • gether (obsolete or regional)

Etymology

From Middle English gaderen, from Old English gaderian (to gather, assemble), from Proto-West Germanic *gadurōn (to bring together, unite, gather), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- (to unite, assemble, keep).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡæðə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡæðɚ/
  • Rhymes: -æðə(ɹ)

Verb

gather (third-person singular simple present gathers, present participle gathering, simple past and past participle gathered)

  1. To collect; normally separate things.
    1. Especially, to harvest food.
    2. To accumulate over time, to amass little by little.
    3. (intransitive) To congregate, or assemble.
      • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Tears
        Tears from the depth of some divine despair / Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes.
    4. (intransitive) To grow gradually larger by accretion.
      • Their snow-ball did not gather as it went.
  2. To bring parts of a whole closer.
    1. (sewing) To add pleats or folds to a piece of cloth, normally to reduce its width.
    2. (knitting) To bring stitches closer together.
    3. (architecture) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as for example where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue.
    4. (nautical) To haul in; to take up.
  3. To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
  4. (intransitive, medicine, of a boil or sore) To be filled with pus
  5. (glassblowing) To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.
  6. To gain; to win.

Synonyms

  • (to bring together): aggroup, togetherize; see also Thesaurus:round up
    (—to accumulate over time): accrue, add up; see also Thesaurus:accumulate
    (—to congregate): assemble, begather; see also Thesaurus:assemble

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

gather (plural gathers)

  1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
  2. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
  3. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See gather (transitive verb).
  4. (glassblowing) A blob of molten glass collected on the end of a blowpipe.
  5. A gathering.
    • 2007, John Barnes, The Sky So Big and Black (Tor Books, →ISBN):
      “I’ll tell you all about it at the Gather, win or lose.”
    • 2014, Paul Lederer, Dark Angel Riding (Open Road Media, →ISBN):
      What bothered him more, he thought as he started Washoe southward, was Spikes’s animosity, the bearded man’s sudden violent reaction to his arrival at the gather.

Derived terms

  • gathering iron

Translations

Anagrams

  • Gareth, rageth

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