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glean


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glean  \Glean\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gleaned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gleaning}.]  [OE.  glenen,  OF  glener,  glaner,  F.  glaner,  fr 
  LL  glenare;  cf  W.  glan  clean,  glanh?u  to  clean,  purify,  or 
  AS  gelm,  gilm,  a  hand?ul.] 
  1.  To  gather  after  a  reaper;  to  collect  in  scattered  or 
  fragmentary  parcels,  as  the  grain  left  by  a  reaper,  or 
  grapes  left  after  the  gathering. 
 
  To  glean  the  broken  ears  after  the  man  That  the  main 
  harvest  reaps.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  gather  from  (a  field  or  vineyard)  what  is  left 
 
  3.  To  collect  with  patient  and  minute  labor;  to  pick  out  to 
  obtain. 
 
  Content  to  glean  what  we  can  from  .  .  .  experiments. 
  --Locke. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glean  \Glean\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  gather  stalks  or  ears  of  grain  left  by  reapers. 
 
  And  she  went  and  came  and  gleaned  in  the  field 
  after  the  reapers.  --Ruth  ii  3. 
 
  2.  To  pick  up  or  gather  anything  by  degrees. 
 
  Piecemeal  they  this  acre  first  then  that  Glean  on 
  and  gather  up  the  whole  estate.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glean  \Glean\,  n. 
  A  collection  made  by  gleaning. 
 
  The  gleans  of  yellow  thyme  distend  his  thighs. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glean  \Glean\,  n. 
  Cleaning;  afterbirth.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glean 
  v  :  gather,  as  of  as  crops  [syn:  {reap},  {harvest}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Glean 
  The  corners  of  fields  were  not  to  be  reaped,  and  the  sheaf 
  accidentally  left  behind  was  not  to  be  fetched  away  according 
  to  the  law  of  Moses  (Lev.  19:9;  23:22;  Deut.  24:21).  They  were 
  to  be  left  for  the  poor  to  glean.  Similar  laws  were  given 
  regarding  vineyards  and  oliveyards  (Comp.  Ruth  2:2.) 
 




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