- 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
- John Nance [nans] /næns/, 1868–1967, vice president of the U.S. 1933–41.
Related Words for garneramass, reap, cull, hoard, extract, glean, gather, hive, treasure, stockpile, deposit, assemble, cumulate, save, harvest, store, reserve
Examples from the Web for garner
Contemporary Examples of garner
I watched Garner die on tape and wondered why I was crying so hard when I am not that much of a cryer at all.The Day I Used Eric Garner’s Voice
December 5, 2014
Garner was pronounced dead an hour later, and the city coroner ruled his death a homicide.
When officers tried to arrest him after he grew angry, Garner was non-cooperative.
And there are few people on Staten Island who see his presence diminishing in the wake of the Garner decision.Meet Dan Donovan, the Prosecutor Who Let Eric Garner’s Killer Walk
December 5, 2014
The incident occurred just one mile from the Garner incident.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem
December 4, 2014
Historical Examples of garner
It was also said to the same persons, Gather the wheat into my garner.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
And, besides, 'tis good to garner in excess when the granaries of a country are empty.Fruitfulness
When he left Jessie's couch he found Mr. Garner awaiting him in the library.
It was almost midnight when Doctor Schimpf arrived at the Garner mansion.
It was Mrs. Garner who told about it while the family were gathered about the tea-table.
- 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 for garner
- Erroll. 1921–77, US jazz pianist and composer, noted for the jazz standard 'Misty' (1954)
- 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)
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.