Definition for gleaning (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of glean
Examples from the Web for gleaning
And after gleaning the data from those races, they “plan to scale up and go big in 2016,” says McKinnon.
This year they will also make an effort to involve people in the gleaning.
In the battle against food waste and hunger, the ancient tradition of gleaning is gaining new admirers around America.
With the joy and honest pride of a discoverer, I present the results of a summer's gleaning.The Wit of Women|Kate Sanborn
He allowed Ruth to glean; but he took care to make her gleaning profitable.Notes on the Book of Leviticus|C. H. Mackintosh
His biographers are continually reduced to gleaning stray hints, here and there, concerning his private life.Henry Fielding: A Memoir|G. M. Godden
There'll be no harvest for you; the Shopman has given orders to stop the gleaning.Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
But this knowledge was not the result of a moments or an hours gleaning, but nearly half a centurys existence in the seraph life.
British Dictionary definitions for gleaning
Word Origin for glean
Word Origin and History for gleaning
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.