Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To gather and store in a granary.
  • transitive verb To acquire or amass: synonym: reap.
  • noun A granary.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from garner, gerner, granary, from Old French gernier, grenier, from Latin grānārium; see granary.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English gerner, from Old French gernier, variant of grenier, from Latin grānārium ("granary")

Examples

  • 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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  • 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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  • Ever had an idea for a recipe that, in your mind and on paper, looked brilliant - patent making, gazillions of books publishing perfect - but in practice all you manage to garner is a barely satisfactory "meh"?

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  • Yet this genius of a reporter, and probably others, think we should just forget about going back to the moon becasue at present, global warming and energy independence gets more headlines, never stopping to think of the technology and skills we could garner from a return to the Moon and onto Mars.

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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.

    Jorge A. Rey: Lessons From the Barbecue that Wasn't

  • Ever had an idea for a recipe that, in your mind and on paper, looked brilliant - patent making, gazillions of books publishing perfect - but in practice all you manage to garner is a barely satisfactory "meh"?

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  • But it should be noted that occupation monitoring organizations such as Peace Now, B'tselem, and Yesh Din garner respect in society and are recognized as important resources for information.

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  • At the risk of moving beyond review and into critique, here are a few things I was able to garner from the text that made me think there might be something more than a simple tale.

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  • Nor did he recieved huges lump sums of money garner from the misery of those who WERE defrauded!

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  • So congrats to the wohle Garner-Afleck family! do have the kids the name garner inside, too? like violet anne garner affleck or something like that?

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

    March 6, 2007

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

    March 6, 2007

  • "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