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verb gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

: to collect or gather (something)

: to get or receive (something wanted or valued)

gar·neredgar·ner·ing \ˈgärn-riŋ, ˈgär-nə-\

Full Definition of GARNER

transitive verb
a :  to gather into storage
b :  to deposit as if in a granary <volumes in which he has garnered the fruits of his lifetime labors — Reinhold Niebuhr>
a :  to acquire by effort :  earn
b :  accumulate, collect

Examples of GARNER

  1. She garnered more evidence to support her theory.
  2. The senator has spent much time garnering financial support for his upcoming campaign.
  3. The novel has garnered much praise and several awards.

Origin of GARNER

Middle English (Scots), from Middle English gerner, garner granary, from Anglo-French gerner, grenier, from Latin granarium, from granum grain — more at corn
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with GARNER


biographical name Gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

Definition of GARNER

John Nance 1868–1967 Am. polit.; vice pres. of the United States (1933–41)
GARNER Defined for Kids


verb gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

Definition of GARNER for Kids

:  to collect or gather <The scientist garnered more evidence to support his theory.>
:  to acquire or earn <The band garnered a large following.>


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