What does the word gather mean?

Usage examples for gather

  1. Hoffman went to see to the horses, Casimer strolled away with him, and the young ladies went to gather wild flowers at the foot of the tower. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  2. As the days went past and the letter was not discovered, Bill began to gather hope. – Mystery Ranch by Arthur Chapman
  3. Dark clouds had begun to gather and I looked anxiously for the Pearl's boat. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden