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Line breaks: gar¦ner
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɑːnə

Definition of garner in English:


[with object]
1Gather or collect (something, especially information or approval): the police struggled to garner sufficient evidence
More example sentences
  • The idea of informers and agents is to garner information to save lives.
  • He said information garnered by the expert would be used to help police complete a full facial reconstruction.
  • The prosecutor's office chose to ignore the fact that both of them used the equipment to garner information that by any stretch of the imagination is of great public interest in fighting corruption.
1.1 archaic Store; deposit: the crop was ready to be reaped and garnered
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  • The plot has to be ploughed and partitioned, watered and made ready for the sowing; and then the sprouts have to be fostered and guarded into maturity until the crop ripens and can be collected and garnered in the granary.
  • From a certain time in September it suddenly-in fact quite discontinuously- starts to rise, probably remains at a high level for some weeks, and gradually declines, reaching zero towards the end of October, when potatoes have been picked and garnered.


archaic Back to top  
A granary.
Example sentences
  • The upper floor also contains garners for storing unmalted and malted grain.


Middle English (originally as a noun): from Old French gernier, from Latin granarium 'granary', from granum 'grain'.

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