Not fore-. The need for the word is doubtful since gather says as much and says it more quickly.

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  • Forgather — For*gath er, v. i. To convene; to gossip; to meet accidentally. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] Within that circle he forgathered with many a fool. Wilson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forgather — index meet, rendezvous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • forgather — forgather, foregather verb (I) formal to meet as a group …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • forgather — is the recommended spelling for this word meaning ‘to assemble, meet together’, rather than foregather, which is also found by association with the prefix fore (see for and fore ). It is a 16c Scottish loanword from Dutch vergaderen used in the… …   Modern English usage

  • forgather — [fôr gath′ər] vi. [ FOR1 + GATHER, after Du vergaderen] 1. to come together; meet; assemble 2. to meet by chance; encounter 3. to associate or have friendly social relations (with) …   English World dictionary

  • forgather —     Wherever people foregather, one hears two kinds of talk (Simon, Paradigms Lost). Although foregather is not incorrect, the more usual spelling is forgather. A separate question is whether forgather adds anything that gather alone wouldn t say …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • forgather — or foregather intransitive verb Date: 1513 1. to come together ; assemble 2. to meet someone usually by chance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forgather — /fawr gadh euhr/, v.i. 1. to gather together; convene; assemble. 2. to encounter someone, esp. by chance. Also, foregather. [1505 15; FOR + GATHER] * * * …   Universalium

  • forgather — verb To assemble or gather together in one place, to gather up; to congregate …   Wiktionary

  • forgather — Synonyms and related words: assemble, bunch, bunch up, clot, cluster, collect, come together, congregate, congress, converge, copulate, couple, crowd, date, flock together, flow together, fuse, gang around, gang up, gather, gather around, herd… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • forgather — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. congregate, convene, assemble; see gather 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) also foregather verb To come together: assemble, cluster, collect1, congregate, convene, gather, get together, group, muster. See COLLECT …   English dictionary for students

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