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[gahr-ner] /ˈgɑr nər/
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.
Origin of garner
1125-75; Middle English garner, gerner < Old French gernier, grenier < Latin grānārium granary; see -er2
Related forms
ungarnered, adjective Unabridged
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  • Would that the uncertainties of copyright law in my industry garnered so much attention.
  • The finding a few years ago that adult primates, including humans, could produce new neurons garnered much excitement.
  • Pecorino's fame has garnered the duo some unusual privileges.
  • His supple intellect, burgeoning political ambitions, and organizing prowess have garnered far less attention.
  • Those who did it better have always garnered more publicity than those who did it first.
  • As you say, she was so prolific and her works garnered a lot of attention.
  • Earlier festivals garnered much praise, and this year the company offers the usual eclectic mix.
  • Discover why these countries garnered our highest praise and then find out how to experience them for yourself.
  • Each has garnered better reviews and high box-office returns, guaranteeing further episodes.
  • It garnered some headlines, sure, but was not the reason for phasing out guaranteed lending.
British Dictionary definitions for garnered


verb (transitive)
to gather or store in or as if in a granary
an archaic word for granary
(archaic) a place for storage or safekeeping
Word Origin
C12: from Old French gernier granary, from Latin grānārium, from grānum grain


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Word Origin and History for garnered



late 12c., gerner, from Old French gernier, metathesized variant of grenier "storehouse, loft for grain," from Latin granarium "a store-house" (see granary).


late 15c., from garner (n.). Related: Garnered; garnering.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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garnered in the Bible

(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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