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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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  • Let it please thee to keep in order a moderate-sized farm, that so thy garners may be full of fruits in their season.
  • But unless you unearth something that is so catastrophic that it garners regional or national news attention, no one will care.
  • In fishing circles, talk of the big ones always garners an audience.
  • All this interest in their mystique garners much needed attention for bat conservation.
  • Making peace and building an economy from scratch is extremely difficult, and garners few headlines.
  • Peaceful protests garners sympathy, violence garners anger.
  • The possibility of peaceful co-existence in the future barely even garners a mention in this article.
  • The economic debt our children will inherit that garners so much attention is rather mundane by comparison.
  • No other food garners quite the same level of fanatic devotion and adoration.
  • Clever design garners more sidelong glances than six-pack abs.
British Dictionary definitions for garners


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 garners



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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garners 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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