Glean

Definition of Glean

v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Gleaned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gleaning.]
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.
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.
n.1.A collection made by gleaning.
The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs.
- Dryden.
1.Cleaning; afterbirth.

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