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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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  • In the garnering of the red harvest did our men and women of the sixties maintain themselves with a proper decorum?

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • The harvesting might be long but the garnering would be none the less sure.

    The Fathers of New England Charles M. Andrews
  • The cunning thief may be garnering gold whilst we but reap wounds and fever.

    Sea-Dogs All! Tom Bevan
  • He soon had the satisfaction of garnering the harvest of his sowing.

  • But Mrs. Falcon was his benefactress; he had been, for months and months, garnering up a heap of gratitude towards her.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for garnering


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 garnering



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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garnering 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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