ADJ. big, large | small | informal, private, public | illegal | family, political, religious, social
VERB + GATHERING attend, go to Women are not allowed to attend public gatherings. | have, hold, organize We're having a small family gathering to mark our wedding anniversary. | address
GATHERING + VERB take place
PREP. ~ of The prime minister addressed a gathering of local government officials.
PHRASES a gathering of the clan/clans (humorous) All the children and grandchildren are going to my parents' at Christmas for the annual gathering of the clan.
ADJ. information, intelligence