Definition of glean in English:

glean

Syllabification: glean
Pronunciation: /ɡlēn
 
/

verb

[with object]
1Extract (information) from various sources: the information is gleaned from press clippings
More example sentences
  • Much information is gleaned from secondary sources or has been covered in more detail elsewhere by previous authors.
  • Most of her war information is gleaned from her twice-weekly phone chats with her husband.
  • Information was gleaned from operating reports dictated for the surgical procedures and available for review.
Synonyms
obtain, get, take, draw, derive, extract, cull, garner, gather; learn, find out
1.1Collect gradually and bit by bit: objects gleaned from local markets
1.2 historical Gather (leftover grain or other produce) after a harvest: (as noun gleaning) the conditions of farm workers in the 1890s made gleaning essential
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  • Third, commoning is a collective endeavor as depicted, for example, in the many paintings of gleaning the harvest.
  • In the open-field areas of northern France they could glean after harvest and their cattle could graze on the stubble.
  • They were not to glean their fields for stray grain, nor harvest the corners.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French glener, from late Latin glennare, probably of Celtic origin.

Derivatives

gleaner

noun
More example sentences
  • Like the planter's grain or publisher's newspaper clippings, the overabundance of our media archives can now be clipped and gathered by a new generation of gleaners.
  • Only by listening to the gleaners, those picking at the forgotten edges of the field, will we understand the real beauty of the landscape we are creating.
  • What kinds of virtues are required to succeed as gleaner?

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