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garner

[ gahr-ner ]
/ ˈgɑr nər /
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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 or collect.
noun
a granary or grain bin.
a store or supply of anything.
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Origin of garner

First recorded in 1125–75; Middle English garner, gerner, from Old French gernier, grenier, from Latin grānārium granary; see -er2

Other definitions for garner (2 of 2)

Garner
[ gahr-ner ]
/ ˈgɑr nər /

noun
John Nance [nans], /næns/, 1868–1967, vice president of the U.S. 1933–41.
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British Dictionary definitions for garner (1 of 2)

garner
/ (ˈɡɑːnə) /

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

Word Origin for garner

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

British Dictionary definitions for garner (2 of 2)

Garner
/ (ˈɡɑːnə) /

noun
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)
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