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From Middle English gerner, from Old French gernier, guernier, variant of grenier, from Latin grānārium (granary). Doublet of granary.



garner (plural garners)

  1. A granary; a store of grain.
  2. An accumulation, supply, store, or hoard of something.
    • a. 1912, Voltairine de Cleyre, Death Shall Not Part Ye More
      Master, I bring from many wanderings,
      The gathered garner of my years to thee;
      One precious fruit of many rain-blown springs
      And sun-shod summers, ripened over-sea.



garner (third-person singular simple present garners, present participle garnering, simple 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.
  3. (often figuratively) 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.
  4. (rare) To gather or become gathered; to accumulate or become accumulated; to become stored.

Usage notes[edit]

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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garner n

  1. indefinite plural of garn

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  1. imperative of garnere