Why was clemency trending last week?


[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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for garnering
  • And the wines they make are garnering increasing acclaim.
  • Perhaps garnering consideration through the ag research community can open opportunity to the audience you seek.
  • She tried to quit more than once, but then her work started garnering attention at various science fairs.
  • Name-dropping is an obnoxious and transparent attempt at garnering cheap ego boosts and praise from others.
  • Other scientists are garnering evidence for the anecdotal claims that fish oils improve cognitive functioning.
  • There is a rather undue bias toward the comments this film makes and the media attention that it is garnering.
  • To obfuscate others message and intent as a means of garnering support is disingenuous and becomes racist in it's application.
  • Ponzi schemes depend on garnering an ever-increasing pool of new investors to pay out returns to prior investors.
  • Aside from garnering clues about the act, thorough examinations can yield answers about motivation and cause.
  • Information presented later in this unit will help you look at possible sources for garnering resources.
British Dictionary definitions for garnering


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


Erroll. 1921–77, US jazz pianist and composer, noted for the jazz standard 'Misty' (1954)
Helen. born 1942. Australian novelist and journalist. Her books include the novels Monkey Grip (1977), The Idea of Perfection (2002), The Children's Bach (1984), and The Spare Room (2008), and the nonfiction The First Stone (1995)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for garnering



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
Cite This Source
garnering 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
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for garner

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for garnering

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for garnering