Lexicon: gather – gem

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gather (-ed, -ing, -s), v. [OE 'to enclose'.]

  1. Pick blossoms; harvest flowers.
  2. Take; remove.
  3. Inhale; draw in; [fig.] become.
  4. Collect; bring in; draw together.
  5. Obtain; capture; hold onto; [fig.] transcribe; write down; make a poetic record of.
  6. Meet; come together.
  7. Assume; learn; figure out.

gaudy, adj. [Fr. < L. 'joy'.]

  1. Loud.
  2. Showy.

gaunt, adj. [poss. OFr gent, elegant.]

Meek; thin; sparse.

gauze, n. [Fr. gaze.]

Silk; tulle; netting; lightly woven cloth; thin translucent lacy material.

gay (-er), adj. [Fr. gai.]

  1. Happy; cheerful; joyful; pleasant.
  2. Bright; colorful; pleasing to the eye.
  3. Comfortable; cozy; warm and well-lit.

gay, adv. [see gay, adj.]

Happily; cheerfully.

gaze, n. [origin unknown; NW says: Gk 'to be astonished'.]

Fixed, intent look.

gaze (-ed, -s), v. [see gaze, n.]

Look intently.

gazing, verbal adj. [see gaze, n.]

Looking; staring.

gem (-s), n. [L. gemma.]

  1. Treasure; prize; thing of great worth; [fig.] idea; line of poetry.
  2. Pearl of great price; [fig.] dear; darling; beloved; loved one.
  3. Jewel; precious stone; rare mineral such as a diamond, emerald, pearl, ruby, or sapphire.
  4. Diamond; adamantine; most precious stone; hardest of all minerals; pure carbon that has become a brilliant eight-sided crystal.
  5. Phrase. “Gem Tactics”: how to recognize valuable treasures; [fig.] the worth of a soul.