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English

Etymology

From Middle English gerner, from Old French gernier, variant of grenier, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] grānārium (granary)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
garner

Plural
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garner ({{{1}}})
  1. A granary; a store of grain.
    That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets (Psalm 144:13, KJV)
  2. An accumulation, supply, store, or hoard of something.

Translations

Verb

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Infinitive
to garner

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to garner (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To reap grain, gather it up, and store it in a granary.
  2. To gather, amass, hoard, as if harvesting grain.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To earn; to get; to accumulate or acquire by some effort or due to some fact; to reap.
    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.
  4. (rare, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) to gather or become gathered; to accumulate or become accumulated; to become stored.

Usage notes

The "earn, acquire, accumulate" sense should be read as a figurative extension of the original "harvest, gather" sense, sometimes with some inanimate achievement or choice metaphorically doing the "gathering", as "The new book garnered high praise", or with an indirect object, as, "The new book garnered the author high praise". In this sense, the achievement, choice, or fact is actively gathering something, positive or negative, for its creator, even if that choice is inaction, as in "Failure to try can garner you the disapproval of the industrious".

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