Dictionary.com

gleaning

[ glee-ning ]
/ ˈgli nɪŋ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: gleaning / gleanings on Thesaurus.com

noun

the act of a person who gleans.
gleanings, things found or acquired by gleaning.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of gleaning

First recorded in 1400–50, gleaning is from the late Middle English word glenynge.See glean, -ing1

Words nearby gleaning

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for gleaning

Book Your Online Tutor Now