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glean

 (glēn)
v. gleaned, glean·ing, gleans
v.intr.
To gather grain or other produce left behind in a field after harvest.
v.tr.
1.
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.

glean

(ɡliːn)
vb
1. to gather (something) slowly and carefully in small pieces: to glean information from the newspapers.
2. (Agriculture) to gather (the useful remnants of a crop) from the field after harvesting
[C14: from Old French glener, from Late Latin glennāre, probably of Celtic origin]
ˈgleanable adj
ˈgleaner n

glean

(glin)
v.t.
1. to gather, learn, or find out, usu. bit by bit or slowly and laboriously: to glean information.
2. to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers.
v.i.
3. to collect or gather anything little by little or slowly.
4. to gather what is left by reapers.
[1350–1400; Middle English glenen < Old French glener < Late Latin glennāre « Celtic; compare Old Irish do-glenn (he) gathers]
glean′a•ble, adj.
glean′er, n.

Glean

 a sheaf or bundle of a commodity which has been gleaned. See also garb.
Examples: glean of corn, 1602; of faith, 1654; of grain; of hemp, 1664; of herrings; of teasles, 1794; of yellow thyme, 1697; of wheat, 1430.

glean


Past participle: gleaned
Gerund: gleaning

Imperative
glean
glean
Present
I glean
you glean
he/she/it gleans
we glean
you glean
they glean
Preterite
I gleaned
you gleaned
he/she/it gleaned
we gleaned
you gleaned
they gleaned
Present Continuous
I am gleaning
you are gleaning
he/she/it is gleaning
we are gleaning
you are gleaning
they are gleaning
Present Perfect
I have gleaned
you have gleaned
he/she/it has gleaned
we have gleaned
you have gleaned
they have gleaned
Past Continuous
I was gleaning
you were gleaning
he/she/it was gleaning
we were gleaning
you were gleaning
they were gleaning
Past Perfect
I had gleaned
you had gleaned
he/she/it had gleaned
we had gleaned
you had gleaned
they had gleaned
Future
I will glean
you will glean
he/she/it will glean
we will glean
you will glean
they will glean
Future Perfect
I will have gleaned
you will have gleaned
he/she/it will have gleaned
we will have gleaned
you will have gleaned
they will have gleaned
Future Continuous
I will be gleaning
you will be gleaning
he/she/it will be gleaning
we will be gleaning
you will be gleaning
they will be gleaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gleaning
you have been gleaning
he/she/it has been gleaning
we have been gleaning
you have been gleaning
they have been gleaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gleaning
you will have been gleaning
he/she/it will have been gleaning
we will have been gleaning
you will have been gleaning
they will have been gleaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gleaning
you had been gleaning
he/she/it had been gleaning
we had been gleaning
you had been gleaning
they had been gleaning
Conditional
I would glean
you would glean
he/she/it would glean
we would glean
you would glean
they would glean
Past Conditional
I would have gleaned
you would have gleaned
he/she/it would have gleaned
we would have gleaned
you would have gleaned
they would have gleaned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.glean - gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes"
cut - reap or harvest; "cut grain"
gather, pull together, collect, garner - assemble or get together; "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"

glean

verb gather, learn, pick up, collect, harvest, accumulate, reap, garner, amass, cull At present, we're gleaning information from all sources.

glean

verb
To collect (something) bit by bit:
Translations
يلتَقِطُ أخْبارا
sbírat
indsamleopsnappe
tallóz
safna saman, viîa aî sér
surinkti po truputį
vākt

glean

[gliːn]
A. VT
1. (Agr) → espigar
2. (fig) [+ information] → recoger
from what I have been able to gleanpor lo que yo he conseguido averiguar
B. VIespigar

glean

[ˈgliːn] vt [+ information] → glaner

glean

vt (lit) corn, fieldnachlesen; (fig) facts, newsherausbekommen, ausfindig machen, erkunden (geh); to glean something from somebody/somethingetw von jdm erfahren/einer Sache (dat)entnehmen

glean

[gliːn] vt (gather, information) → racimolare

glean

(gliːn) verb
to collect or pick up small amounts of news, facts etc.
References in classic literature ?
I will reap your fields before you at the hands of a host; Ye shall glean behind my reapers, for the bread that is lost, And the deer shall be your oxen By a headland untilled, For the Karela, the bitter Karela, Shall leaf where ye build!
Her speech was frank, but incoherent, and all he gleaned from it was that the event, whatever it was, had happened years before.
But here is the story of his return to Mars on that other occasion, as I have gleaned it from the great mass of notes which he left for me upon the table of his room in the hotel at Richmond.
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
But what all England did not know De Vac had gleaned from scraps of conversation dropped in the armory: that Henry was even now negotiating with the leaders of foreign mercenaries, and with Louis IX of France, for a sufficient force of knights and menat-arms to wage a relentless war upon his own barons that he might effectively put a stop to all future interference by them with the royal prerogative of the Plantagenets to misrule England.
These particulars I gleaned during one long month of servitude and imprisonment in the fatal red-brick house.