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garner

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verb gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

Simple Definition of garner

  • : to collect or gather (something)

  • : to get or receive (something wanted or valued)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of garner

garnered

garnering

play \ˈgärn-riŋ, ˈgär-nə-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 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>

  3. 2 a :  to acquire by effort :  earn b :  accumulate, collect

Examples of garner in a sentence

  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.



Did You Know?

What do you call a building in which grain is stored? These days, English speakers are most likely to call it a granary, but there was a time when the noun garner was also a likely candidate. That noun, which can also mean "something that is collected," dates from the 12th century. The verb garner joined the language two centuries later. The verb was once commonly used with the meaning "to gather into a granary," but today it usually means "to earn" or "to accumulate." The noun garner is uncommon in contemporary use; it is now found mainly in older literary contexts, such as these lines of verse from Sir Walter Scott's "The Bride of Lammermoor": "Or, from the garner-door, on ether borne, / The chaff flies devious from the winnow'd corn."

Origin and Etymology 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

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Rhymes with garner


Garner

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biographical name Gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

Definition of Garner

  1. John Nance 1868–1967 Am. polit.; vice pres. of the United States (1933–41)




GARNER Defined for Kids

garner

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verb gar·ner \ˈgär-nər\

Definition of garner for Students

garnered

garnering

  1. 1 :  to collect or gather <The scientist garnered more evidence to support his theory.>

  2. 2 :  to acquire or earn <The band garnered a large following.>





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