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Definition of GLEANINGS

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Glean \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.] [1913 Webster]
     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. [1913 Webster]

              To glean the broken ears after the man That the main harvest reaps.          --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left. [1913 Webster]

     3. To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain. [1913 Webster]

              Content to glean what we can from . . . experiments.
                                                    --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Gleaning \Glean"ing\, n.
     The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning. [1913 Webster]

           Glenings of natural knowledge.           --Cook. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

68 Moby Thesaurus words for "gleaning": accumulation, amassment, ana, analects, anthology, assembling, bringing together, capital gains, cleanup, clear profit, clippings, collectanea, collection, crop, cumulation, cutting, cuttings, dividends, earnings, excerpta, excerpts, extracts, filthy lucre, florilegium, flowers, fragments, gain, gains, gathering, get, gettings, gleanings, gross, gross profit, harvest, harvesting, hoard, income, interest, killing, lucre, makings, miscellanea, miscellany, neat profit, net, net profit, nutting, paper profits, pelf, percentage, perk, perks, perquisite, pickings, proceeds, profit, profits, rake-off, reaping, receipts, return, returns, store, take, take-in, wealth, winnings


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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