Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of GLEAN

Pronunciation:  gleen

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  gather, as of as crops

GLEAN is a 5 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: harvest, reap
 See Also: collect, cut, garner, gather, pull together



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Glean\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gleaned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gleaning}.] [OE. glenen, OF. glener, glaner, F. glaner, fr.
    LL. glenare; cf. W. glan clean, glanh?u to clean, purify, or
    AS. gelm, gilm, a hand?ul.]
    1. To gather after a reaper; to collect in scattered or
       fragmentary parcels, as the grain left by a reaper, or
       grapes left after the gathering.
             To glean the broken ears after the man That the main
             harvest reaps.                        --Shak.
    2. To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left.
    3. To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to
             Content to glean what we can from . . . experiments.
  2. \Glean\, v. i.
    1. To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers.
             And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field
             after the reapers.                    --Ruth ii. 3.
    2. To pick up or gather anything by degrees.
             Piecemeal they this acre first, then that; Glean on,
             and gather up the whole estate.       --Pope.
  3. \Glean\, n.
    A collection made by gleaning.
          The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs.
  4. \Glean\, n.
    Cleaning; afterbirth. [Obs.] --Holland.
Easton Bible Dictionary

The corners of fields were not to be reaped, and the sheaf accidentally left behind was not to be fetched away, according to the law of Moses (Lev. 19:9; 23:22; Deut. 24:21). They were to be left for the poor to glean. Similar laws were given regarding vineyards and oliveyards. (Comp. Ruth 2:2.)

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accumulate, amass, ascertain, assemble, bring in, bring together, choose out, collect, conclude, crop, crop herbs, cull, cut, decide between, deduce, derive, dig, dig up, draw a conclusion, draw an inference, excerpt, extract, fetch, find, garner, gather, gather in, get in, get together, grabble, grub, grub up, handpick, harvest, hay, induce, infer, learn, make a selection, mow, nut, pick, pick out, pick up, pluck, rake up, reap, reap and carry, reason, reason that, round up, scare up, scrape together, scrape up, select, sift, single out, take as proved, take up, winnow