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[gahr-ner] /ˈgɑr nər/
verb (used with object)
to gather or deposit in or as if in a granary or other storage place.
to get; acquire; earn:
He gradually garnered a national reputation as a financial expert.
to gather, collect, or hoard.
a granary or grain bin.
a store or supply of anything.
Origin of garner
1125-75; Middle English garner, gerner < Old French gernier, grenier < Latin grānārium granary; see -er2
Related forms
ungarnered, adjective Unabridged
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  • Mr. Kellogg's name became familiar in every rural newspaper office in the land, and he garnered a fine fortune as his reward.

  • Which is the wheat and which the tares, that must be garnered or sifted from our loves?

    The Truth About Woman C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • It was as a mother that, by parsimonies, protracted and implacable, she garnered the means at last to better his condition.

    To Tell You the Truth Leonard Merrick
  • Garrick soon had the world at his feet and garnered golden grain.

    Obiter Dicta Augustine Birrell
  • She had reaped and garnered in her blessed Sicilian harvest.

    The Call of the Blood Robert Smythe Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for garnered


verb (transitive)
to gather or store in or as if in a granary
an archaic word for granary
(archaic) a place for storage or safekeeping
Word Origin
C12: from Old French gernier granary, from Latin grānārium, from grānum grain


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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for garnered



late 12c., gerner, from Old French gernier, metathesized variant of grenier "storehouse, loft for grain," from Latin granarium "a store-house" (see granary).


late 15c., from garner (n.). Related: Garnered; garnering.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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garnered in the Bible

(1.) Heb. 'otsar, a treasure; a store of goods laid up, and hence also the place where they are deposited (Joel 1:17; 2 Chr. 32:27, rendered "treasury"). (2.) Heb. mezev, a cell, storeroom (Ps. 144:13); Gr. apotheke, a place for storing anything, a granary (Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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