Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To gather and store in or as if in a granary.
  • transitive v. To amass; acquire. See Synonyms at reap.
  • n. A granary.
  • n. An accumulation or collection of something.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A granary; a store of grain.
  • n. An accumulation, supply, store, or hoard of something.
  • v. To reap grain, gather it up, and store it in a granary.
  • v. To gather, amass, hoard, as if harvesting grain.
  • v. To earn; to get; to accumulate or acquire by some effort or due to some fact; to reap.
  • v. to gather or become gathered; to accumulate or become accumulated; to become stored.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation.
  • transitive v. To gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To store in or as if in a granary; hoard: chiefly in figurative use.
  • Synonyms To gather, collect, lay in, husband.
  • To grow in quantity or amount; accumulate.
  • n. A granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation; hence, a store of anything, especially of knowledge or experience: now chiefly in figurative use.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. assemble or get together
  • v. store grain
  • v. acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
  • n. a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed

Etymologies

Middle English, from garner, gerner, granary, from Old French gernier, grenier, from Latin grānārium; see granary.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English gerner, from Old French gernier, variant of grenier, from Latin grānārium ("granary") (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Although the impolite host wound up abruptly canceling the bonfire, there are several lessons one could garner from the barbecue that wasn't.

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  • "MARCIUS: Nay, let them follow:
    The Volsces have much corn; take these rats thither
    To gnaw their garners."
    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 28, 2009

  • Hmm... So James Garner is actually an accumulation of...jameses?

    March 6, 2007

  • noun, meaning 1. Granary or grain bin, or 2. something that is collected, an accumulation.

    March 6, 2007