n. The act of assembling, collecting, or making a collection, as of money.n. That which is gathered together.n. A crowd; an assembly; specifically, a concourse of spectators or participants for some purpose of common interest.n. A collection or assemblage of anything; a contribution.n. An inflamed and suppurating swelling.n. A wooden construction about a scuttle in a roof.n. In building, a contraction of any passage, as of a drain, or of a fireplace at its junction with the flue.n. The act of making gathers, or of giving shape to a garment, as a skirt, by means of gathers.n. In glass manufacturing, the act of coiling or collecting a mass of molten glass in the viscous state on the end of a rod or tube.n. The collection in proper order of the folded sections, plates, or maps of an unbound book or pamphlet.n. In agriculture, plowing back and forth around the crown of an existing ridge of land, thus turning all the furrow-slices inward and increasing the height of the ridge.