Recon vs Gather - What's the difference?

recon | gather |


As nouns the difference between recon and gather

is that recon is (chiefly|us|military slang) reconnaissance or recon can be (genetics) the smallest genetic unit that is capable of undergoing recombination while gather is a plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.

As verbs the difference between recon and gather

is that recon is (chiefly|us|military slang) reconnoiter while gather is to collect; normally separate things.

recon

English

(wikipedia recon)

Etymology 1

Contracted form of reconnaissance

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chiefly, US, military slang) reconnaissance.
  • Verb

  • (chiefly, US, military slang) reconnoiter.
  • Synonyms
    * recce (qualifier)

    Etymology 2

    Contracted form of recombination + -on

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (genetics) The smallest genetic unit that is capable of undergoing recombination.
  • Anagrams

    * *

    gather

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To collect; normally separate things.
  • I've been gathering ideas from the people I work with.
    She bent down to gather the reluctant cat from beneath the chair.
  • # Especially, to harvest food.
  • We went to gather some blackberries from the nearby lane.
  • # To accumulate over time, to amass little by little.
  • Over the years he'd gathered a considerable collection of mugs.
  • # To congregate, or assemble.
  • People gathered round as he began to tell his story.
  • #* Tennyson
  • Tears from the depth of some divine despair / Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes.
  • # To grow gradually larger by accretion.
  • #* Francis Bacon
  • Their snowball did not gather as it went.
  • To bring parts of a whole closer.
  • She gathered the shawl about her as she stepped into the cold.
  • # (sewing) To add pleats or folds to a piece of cloth, normally to reduce its width.
  • A gown should be gathered around the top so that it will remain shaped.
  • # (knitting) To bring stitches closer together.
  • Be careful not to stretch or gather your knitting.
  • If you want to emphasise the shape, it is possible to gather the waistline.
  • # (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.
  • to gather the slack of a rope
  • To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
  • From his silence, I gathered that things had not gone well.
    I gather from Aunty May that you had a good day at the match.
  • (intransitive, medicine, of a boil or sore) To be filled with pus
  • Salt water can help boils to gather and then burst.
  • (glassblowing) To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.
  • To gain; to win.
  • * Dryden
  • He gathers ground upon her in the chase.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * gathering iron