• (RP) IPA: /ˈɡɑː.nə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɡɑːɹ.nɚ/

garner (plural garners)

  1. A granary; a store of grain.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Psalms 144:13 ↗:
      That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Matthew 3:12 ↗:
      Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
  2. An accumulation, supply, store, or hoard of something.
Translations Verb

garner (garners, present participle garnering; past and past participle garnered) (transitive)

  1. To reap grain, gather it up, and store it in a granary.
  2. To gather, amass, hoard, as if harvesting grain.
    • 1835, Honoré de Balzac, The Lily of the Valley, Chapter 2
      I walked enormous distances...garnering thoughts even from the heather.
    • 1913, “Anton Berlage” in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913
      He garnered the fruit of his studies in seven volumes.
    • 1956, Andrew North, Plague Ship, Chapter 14
      ...its fleet went out to garner in the elusive but highly succulent fish.
  3. (often figurative) To earn; to get; to accumulate or acquire by some effort or due to some fact
    Synonyms: reap, gain
    He garnered a reputation as a language expert.
    Her new book garnered high praise from the critics.
    His poor choices garnered him a steady stream of welfare checks.
    • 1983, Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 5031
      This country will never forget nor fail to honor those who have so courageously garnered our highest regard.
    • 1999, Bill Clinton, Proclamation 7259
      President Roosevelt garnered the support of our working men and women...
  4. (rare) To gather or become gathered; to accumulate or become accumulated; to become stored.
    • 1849, Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H., verse 82
      For this alone on Death I wreak / The wrath that garners in my heart;
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A city/county seat in Hancock County, Iowa.

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