Definition of foregather in English:

foregather

(also forgather)

verb

[NO OBJECT]formal
  • Assemble or gather together:

    ‘most of the students had foregathered by this time’
    • ‘Nationalist stalwarts foregather in Elgin tonight to adopt their candidate for the forthcoming Moray by-election, now declared for April 27.’
    • ‘He is baited and mocked in South Boston, Little Italy, and wherever papist brutes foregather.’
    • ‘The interlude of peace as all the naked refugees foregather in an ineffectual attempt to understand their destiny is all too brief.’
    • ‘Twenty-five years later they met again in Glasgow where, after more ‘foregathering’, they attempted to chuck stones into the outstretched hat of the statue of James Oswald MP in George Square, luckily without being arrested.’
    • ‘Clearly, this meme was not going to be one that ‘replicates by symbiotically infecting human minds and altering their behaviour ‘, and I would become a laughing stock wherever memeticists foregather.’’
    • ‘Because for hours upon the 28th of April 1923, North London was in utter chaos because so many people had foregathered at Wembley to see this magnificent new stadium which had just been constructed.’
    • ‘Ten years out of school, three former high-school chums foregather in an East Lansing motel room.’
    • ‘The Council took the view that states had a duty to suppress terrorist activity and to comply with any request for help in putting down adventurers forgathering within their jurisdiction.’
    • ‘Officers will foregather at City Hall at 2.15 p.m. before travelling.’
    • ‘During the holidays a horde of in-laws forgathered at Dark Acres to play cards and gossip about horses.’
    • ‘This is just one of the many fascinating tales which are told and re-told wherever metallurgists foregather.’
    • ‘The cannonade from the fleets was so violent that people along the west coast of Jutland were prevented from sleeping during the whole night, and foregathered on the beach.’

Origin

Late 15th century (originally Scots as forgadder): from Dutch vergaderen.

Pronunciation:

foregather

/fɔːˈɡaðə/