A quantity accumulated
A number of persons who have come or been gathered together
The act or fact of coming together
Lisa was silent a moment, gathering courage.
Josh was certain it was a pack, not simply a gathering of neighbor dogs.
Her chest heaved, and her eyes stung with gathering tears.
She turned away, but he saw the tears gathering in her eyes.
When he entered the living room where the women were gathering, his gaze immediately found Carmen.