Definition of foregather verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

foregather

 verb
(also forgather)verb
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːˈɡæðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrˈɡæðər//
 
[intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they foregather
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːˈɡæðə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrˈɡæðər//
 
he / she / it foregathers
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːˈɡæðəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrˈɡæðərz//
 
past simple foregathered
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːˈɡæðəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrˈɡæðərd//
 
past participle foregathered
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːˈɡæðəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrˈɡæðərd//
 
-ing form foregathering
BrE BrE//ˌfɔːˈɡæðərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɔːrˈɡæðərɪŋ//
 
 
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to meet together in a group Word Origin late 15th cent. (originally Scots as forgadder): from Dutch vergaderen.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: foregather