verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of glean
Examples from the Web for gleaned
The sensible answer is no, but di Giovannni gleaned much from those three years.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else|Allen Barra|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But apparently there are scoops of great magnitude to be gleaned from these repetitive pictures.
Apparently Styles even taught the family a few tricks in the kitchen, gleaned from his former life working in a bakery.Cindy Crawford Opens Up on Her Supermodel Stardom to V magazine|Amy Zimmerman|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And Golden Dawn is claiming that the evidence against it was gleaned from illegal wiretaps.
But the most important lesson to be gleaned from this episode is that Rand Paul defended Hunter to the end.What Rand Paul Aide Jack Hunter and His Resignation Say About His Boss|James Kirchick|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I do not think the information he gleaned was of much importance.In the Russian Ranks|John Morse
"It's all we do do," said the lady of the embonpoint, whose first name by now he had gleaned as Winifred.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
From these official figures may be gleaned something of the extraordinary growth of libraries, both numerically and in size.
And lo, he hath left me as men leave a field reaped and gleaned, like a church where none cometh to pray, like a city desolate.'Letters to Dead Authors|Andrew Lang
The less he has gleaned from human experience the more he may be expected to duplicate its signal errors.Conservation Through Engineering|Franklin K. Lane
Word Origin for glean
early 14c., from Old French glener (Modern French glaner) "to glean," from Late Latin glennare "make a collection," perhaps from Gaulish (cf. Old Irish do-glinn "he collects, gathers," Celt. glan "clean, pure"). Figurative sense was earlier in English than the literal one of "gather grain left by the reapers" (late 14c.). Related: Gleaned; gleaning.