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garner

[gahr-ner]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to gather or deposit in or as if in a granary or other storage place.
  2. to get; acquire; earn: He gradually garnered a national reputation as a financial expert.
  3. to gather, collect, or hoard.
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noun
  1. a granary or grain bin.
  2. a store or supply of anything.
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Origin of garner

1125–75; Middle English garner, gerner < Old French gernier, grenier < Latin grānārium granary; see -er2
Related formsun·gar·nered, adjective
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garner

verb (tr)
  1. to gather or store in or as if in a granary
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noun
  1. an archaic word for granary
  2. archaic a place for storage or safekeeping
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Word Origin

C12: from Old French gernier granary, from Latin grānārium, from grānum grain

Garner

noun
  1. Erroll. 1921–77, US jazz pianist and composer, noted for the jazz standard 'Misty' (1954)
  2. Helen. born 1942. Australian novelist and journalist. Her books include the novels Monkey Grip (1977), The Idea of Perfection (2002), The Children's Bach (1984), and The Spare Room (2008), and the nonfiction The First Stone (1995)
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Word Origin and History for garnering

garner

n.

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

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garner

v.

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

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