verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of glean
Synonyms for glean
Related Words for gleanerrancher, peasant, laborer, producer, grower, tender, reaper, gardener, agriculturist, clodhopper, horticulturist, villein, homesteader, feeder, planter, agriculturalist, cropper, sower, sharecropper, tiller
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Contemporary Examples of 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’
March 15, 2012
Historical Examples of gleaner
We will here give a copy of what happened in 1732, and which we inserted in the Gleaner (Glaneur), No.The Phantom World
It is the last 'scoop' that I have to offer to the Gleaner, but it is the biggest of all!
Sheard, of the Gleaner, pressed forward and grasped both his hands.
The Gleaner assured its many readers that such was indeed the case.
If he could once introduce his gleaner in Venice, he should be a made man.Ragged Lady, Complete
William Dean Howells
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.