garner

verb

gar·​ner ˈgär-nər How to pronounce garner (audio)
garnered; garnering ˈgär-nə-riŋ How to pronounce garner (audio)
ˈgärn-

transitive verb

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 laborsReinhold Niebuhr
2
a
: to acquire by effort : earn
garnered much praise for his fundraising

Examples of garner in a Sentence

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

Etymology

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

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of garner was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Garner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garner. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

garner

verb
gar·​ner ˈgär-nər How to pronounce garner (audio)
1
: to gather into storage
2
a
: to acquire by effort : earn

Biographical Definition

Garner

biographical name

Gar·​ner ˈgär-nər How to pronounce Garner (audio)
John Nance 1868–1967 American politician; vice president of the U.S. (1933–41)

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