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Definition of "garner" []

  • To gather and store in or as if in a granary. (verb-transitive)
  • To amass; acquire. See Synonyms at reap. (verb-transitive)
  • A granary. (noun)
  • An accumulation or collection of something. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "garner" in a sentence
  • "Yet this genius of a reporter, and probably others, think we should just forget about going back to the moon becasue at present, global warming and energy independence gets more headlines, never stopping to think of the technology and skills we could garner from a return to the Moon and onto Mars."
  • "Ever had an idea for a recipe that, in your mind and on paper, looked brilliant - patent making, gazillions of books publishing perfect - but in practice all you manage to garner is a barely satisfactory "meh"?"
  • "Although the impolite host wound up abruptly canceling the bonfire, there are several lessons one could garner from the barbecue that wasn't."