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gleaning

[ glee-ning ]SEE DEFINITION OF gleaning

Synonyms for gleaning

  • cull
  • deduce
  • extract
  • garner
  • gather
  • learn
  • reap
  • sift
  • accumulate
  • amass
  • ascertain
  • conclude
  • harvest
  • pick
  • select
  • winnow
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Antonyms for gleaning

  • disperse
  • divide
  • plant
  • put in
  • separate
  • spread
  • dissipate
  • refuse
  • reject
  • spend
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLEANING

In the fragrance of the blossom of the limes the bees are gleaning a luscious harvest.

We must study it as a whole, gleaning rich and varied sheaves as we go.

Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better than the vintage of Abi-ezer?

But the most important harvest, after gleaning for frumenty, was the blackberries.

Let us be content if we succeed in gleaning a few grains of truth.

We are now gleaning the field after the harvest is gathered.

Reverend sir, you are not angry at my gleaning a few sticks?

Jan said no more, but, turning away, continued his gleaning.

Kedzie was gleaning all her ideas of gentlemanship from Jim Dyckman.

While gleaning for food, these noisy beings go in companies.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old French glener (Modern French glaner) "to glean," from Late Latin glennare "make a collection," perhaps from Gaulish (cf. Old Irish do-glinn "he collects, gathers," Celt. glan "clean, pure"). Figurative sense was earlier in English than the literal one of "gather grain left by the reapers" (late 14c.). Related: Gleaned; gleaning.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GLEANING

crop

nounharvest of fruit, vegetable
  • annual production
  • byproduct
  • crops
  • fruitage
  • fruits
  • gathering
  • gleaning
  • output
  • produce
  • product
  • reaping
  • season's growth
  • vintage
  • yield
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