gather way

gather way (nautical)
To begin to make headway by sail or steam so as to answer the helm
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Main Entry:gather

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(of a ship) begin to move

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  • gather way — ► gather way (of a ship) begin to move. Main Entry: ↑gather …   English terms dictionary

  • gather way — (of a ship) begin to move. → gather …   English new terms dictionary

  • To gather way — Gather Gath er (g[a^][th] [ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gathering}.] [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr. gador, geador, together, fr. g[ae]d fellowship; akin to E. good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gather — Gath er (g[a^][th] [ e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gathering}.] [OE. gaderen, AS. gaderian, gadrian, fr. gador, geador, together, fr. g[ae]d fellowship; akin to E. good, D. gaderen to collect, G. gatte husband, MHG. gate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gather — ► VERB 1) come or bring together; assemble or accumulate. 2) harvest (a crop). 3) collect plants, fruits, etc., for food. 4) draw together or towards oneself. 5) develop a higher degree of: the movement is gathering pace. 6) infer; understand. 7) …   English terms dictionary

  • way — n. & adv. n. 1 a road, track, path, etc., for passing along. 2 a course or route for reaching a place, esp. the best one (asked the way to London). 3 a place of passage into a building, through a door, etc. (could not find the way out). 4 a a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gather — v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. bring or come together; assemble, accumulate. 2 tr. (usu. foll. by up) a bring together from scattered places or sources. b take up together from the ground, a surface, etc. c draw into a smaller compass. 3 tr. acquire by …   Useful english dictionary

  • gather — verb 1》 come or bring together; assemble or accumulate. 2》 bring together and take in from scattered places or sources     ↘harvest (a crop).     ↘collect plants, fruits, etc., for food: hunting and gathering. 3》 develop a higher degree of: the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • gather — [[t]gæ̱ðə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ gathers, gathering, gathered 1) V ERG If people gather somewhere, they come together in a group. [V prep/adv] In the evenings, we gathered around the fireplace and talked... [V n with together] The man signalled for me to… …   English dictionary

  • gather — /ˈgæðə / (say gadhuh) verb (t) 1. to bring (persons, animals, or things) together into one company or aggregate. 2. to get together from various places or sources; collect gradually. 3. to learn or infer from observation: I gather that he ll be… …   Australian English dictionary

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