Gather vs Enclosure - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between gather and enclosure
is that gather
is a plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker while enclosure
is (countable) something enclosed, ie inserted into a letter or similar package.
As a verb gather
is to collect; normally separate things.
To collect; normally separate things.
- I've been gathering ideas from the people I work with.
# Especially, to harvest food.
- She bent down to gather the reluctant cat from beneath the chair.
# To accumulate over time, to amass little by little.
- We went to gather some blackberries from the nearby lane.
# To congregate, or assemble.
- Over the years he'd gathered a considerable collection of mugs.
- People gathered round as he began to tell his story.
# To grow gradually larger by accretion.
#* Francis Bacon
- Tears from the depth of some divine despair / Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes.
To bring parts of a whole closer.
- Their snowball did not gather as it went.
# (sewing) To add pleats or folds to a piece of cloth, normally to reduce its width.
- She gathered the shawl about her as she stepped into the cold.
# (knitting) To bring stitches closer together.
- A gown should be gathered around the top so that it will remain shaped.
- Be careful not to stretch or gather your knitting.
# (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.
# (nautical) To haul in; to take up.
- If you want to emphasise the shape, it is possible to gather the waistline.
To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
- to gather the slack of a rope
- From his silence, I gathered that things had not gone well.
(intransitive, medicine, of a boil or sore) To be filled with pus
- I gather from Aunty May that you had a good day at the match.
(glassblowing) To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.
To gain; to win.
- Salt water can help boils to gather and then burst.
- He gathers ground upon her in the chase.
A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See gather (transitive verb).
(glassblowing) A blob of molten glass collected on the end of a blowpipe.
* gathering iron
(countable) Something enclosed, i.e. inserted into a letter or similar package.
(uncountable) The act of enclosing, i.e. the insertion or inclusion of an item in a letter or package.
- There was an enclosure with the letter — a photo.
(countable) An area, domain, or amount of something partially or entirely enclosed by barriers.
- ''The enclosure of a photo with your letter is appreciated.
- He faced punishment for creating the fenced enclosure in a public park.
- The glass enclosure holds the mercury vapor.
(uncountable) The act of separating and surrounding an area, domain, or amount of something with a barrier.
- The winning horse was first into the unsaddling enclosure .
- The enclosure of public land is against the law.
- The experiment requires the enclosure of mercury vapor in a glass tube.
(uncountable, British History) The post-feudal process of subdivision of common lands for individual ownership.
- At first, untrained horses resist enclosure .
The area of a convent, monastery, etc where access is restricted to community members.
- Strip-farming disappeared after enclosure .
* For more on the spelling of this word, see (m).