verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of glean
Examples from the Web for gleaner
Even after being diagnosed with tennis elbow, she continued working as a gleaner at a garlic farm.Rush Limbaugh Wrongly Attacks Tracie McMillan as ‘Over-Educated’ ‘Authorette’|Clarissa León|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This told us that the person to whom the Gleaner had been sent had become the prey of death, and would never read another.The Little Gleaner, Vol. X.|Various
Tom Sheard, of the Gleaner, drew down a corner of his mouth and felt ashamed of the acquaintance.The Sins of Sverac Bablon|Sax Rohmer
Wilson, in his humble way, was a gleaner in the field so richly harvested by Sir Walter Scott.Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland|Daniel Turner Holmes
Word Origin for glean
mid-15c., agent noun from glean (v.).
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.