verb (used with object)
to gather or deposit in or as if in a granary or other storage place.
to get; acquire; earn: He gradually garnered a national reputation as a financial expert.
to gather, collect, or hoard.
a granary or grain bin.
a store or supply of anything.

1125–75; Middle English garner, gerner < Old French gernier, grenier < Latin grānārium granary; see -er2

ungarnered, adjective Unabridged


John Nance [nans] , 1868–1967, vice president of the U.S. 1933–41. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
garner (ˈɡɑːnə)
1.  to gather or store in or as if in a granary
2.  an archaic word for granary
3.  archaic a place for storage or safekeeping
[C12: from Old French gernier granary, from Latin grānārium, from grānum grain]

Garner (ˈɡɑːnə)
1.  Erroll. 1921--77, US jazz pianist and composer
2.  Helen. born 1942. Australian novelist and journalist. Her books include the novels Monkey Grip (1977), The Idea of Perfection (2002) and The Children's Bach (1984) and the nonfiction The First Stone (1995)

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Word Origin & History

late 12c., from O.Fr. gernier, metathesized variant of grenier "storehouse, garret," from L. granarium (see granary). Related: Garnered; garnering.
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Bible Dictionary

Garner definition

(1.) Heb. 'otsar, a treasure; a store of goods laid up, and hence also the place where they are deposited (Joel 1:17; 2 Chr. 32:27, rendered "treasury"). (2.) Heb. mezev, a cell, storeroom (Ps. 144:13); Gr. apotheke, a place for storing anything, a granary (Matt. 3:12; Luke 3:17).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
If we manufacture and garner more stuff, we'll need ever more people to help us .
And yet track stars don't garner the sort of attention they once did.
But the ratings garner less attention now.
It's one way to garner information, which is a kind of power in the job search.
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