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v. gleaned, glean·ing, gleans
To gather grain or other produce left behind in a field after harvest.
a. To gather (grain or other produce) left behind after harvest.
b. To gather grain or other produce left behind in (a field).
2. To collect bit by bit: "records from which historians glean their knowledge" (Kemp Malone). See Synonyms at reap.

[Middle English glenen, from Old French glener, from Late Latin glennāre, probably of Celtic origin.]

glean′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gleaner - someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvestersgleaner - someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvesters
farm worker, farmhand, field hand, fieldhand - a hired hand on a farm
2.gleaner - someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully
accumulator, collector, gatherer - a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)


[ˈgliːnəʳ] Nespigador(a) m/f


nÄhrenleser(in) m(f)
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Spread out before her was a treasure, a million wrung from her fortune as a gleaner plucks the blue corn-flower from her crown of flowers.
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She reached the top of the stairs just as her farmer came up, three at a jump, and reaped and garnered her, with nothing left for the gleaners.
ah, how sadly fair, with its golden glow and the dying grandeur of its tinted woods--its blood-red sunsets and its ghostly evening mists, with its busy murmur of reapers, and its laden orchards, and the calling of the gleaners, and the festivals of praise!
All this had passed and the time of fall had come, bringing with it its own pleasures and joyousness; for now, when the harvest was gathered home, merry bands of gleaners roamed the country about, singing along the roads in the daytime, and sleeping beneath the hedgerows and the hay-ricks at night.
The figures of seamen stooped repeatedly, with the movements of gleaners, and everything was being flung into the bunker: clothing, smashed wood, broken china, and the dollars, too, gathered up in men's jackets.
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