Retrieve vs Gether - What's the difference?

retrieve | gether |

As verbs the difference between retrieve and gether

is that retrieve is to regain or get back something while gether is (obsolete|or|regional).

As a noun retrieve

is a retrieval.




  • To regain or get back something.
  • to retrieve''' one's character or independence; to '''retrieve a thrown ball
  • * Dryden
  • With late repentance now they would retrieve / The bodies they forsook, and wish to live.
  • To rescue (a) creature(s)
  • To salvage something
  • To remedy or rectify something.
  • To remember or recall something.
  • To fetch or carry back something.
  • * Berkeley
  • to retrieve them from their cold, trivial conceits
  • To fetch and bring in game.
  • The cook doesn't care what's shot, only what's actually retrieved .
  • To fetch and bring in game systematically.
  • Dog breeds called 'retrievers' were selected for retrieving .
  • To fetch or carry back systematically, notably as a game.
  • Most dogs love retrieving , regardless of what object is thrown.
  • (sports) To make a difficult but successful return of the ball.
  • (obsolete) To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair (a loss or damage).
  • * Prior
  • Accept my sorrow, and retrieve my fall.
  • * Burke
  • There is much to be done and much to be retrieved .

    Derived terms

    * retriever


    (en noun)
  • A retrieval
  • (sports) The return of a difficult ball
  • (obsolete) A seeking again; a discovery.
  • (Ben Jonson)
  • (obsolete) The recovery of game once sprung.
  • (Nares)




    (en verb)
  • (obsolete, or, regional)
  • *{{quote-book, year=1919, author=Frederic Moorman, title=More Tales of the Ridings, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="'Twere back-end o' t' yeer," he continued at last, "an' t' lads had gone into t' woods to gether hesel-nuts an' accorns. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1898, author=John Hartley, title=Yorkshire Lyrics, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=An a taicher wise aw've faand thi, An this lesson gained throo thee; 'At when dangers gether raand me, Th' wisest tactics is to flee. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1881, author=Sarah P. McLean Greene, title=Cape Cod Folks, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=I remember once, we'd had a spell o' weather jest like this, and it begun to gether up in the same way. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1872, author=Edward Eggleston, title=The End Of The World, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=But the silence was broken by Cynthy Ann, who came into the hall and called, "Jule, I wish you would go to the barn and gether the eggs; I want to make some cake." }}