Definition of Gleaner

1. Noun. Someone who picks up grain left in the field by the harvesters.

Generic synonyms: Farm Worker, Farmhand, Field Hand, Fieldhand
Derivative terms: Glean



2. Noun. Someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully.
Generic synonyms: Accumulator, Collector, Gatherer

Definition of Gleaner

1. n. One who gathers after reapers.

Definition of Gleaner

1. Noun. One who gleans. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gleaner

1. one that gleans [n -S] - See also: gleans

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gleaner

gleads
gleam
gleamed
gleamer
gleamers
gleamier
gleamiest
gleaming
gleamingly
gleamings
gleams
gleamy
glean
gleanable
gleaned
gleaner (current term)
gleaners
gleaning
gleanings
gleans
gleave
gleaves
gleba
glebae
glebal
glebe
glebe-house
glebe-land
glebe house
glebeless

Literary usage of Gleaner

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1. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1844)
"But there is assuredly in this no reason for such extraordinary behaviour as has been shewn in editing the "gleaner." Shakspeare, Milton, Thomson, Pope, ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"... To mark the last bright tints the mountain stain, On the waste fields to trace the gleaner's way, And moralize on mortal joy and pain ? ..."

3. The Anniversary: Or Poetry and Prose for MDCCCXXIX by Allan Cunningham (1829)
"COME, wrinkled age, come, laughing youth, The sun is bright and the breeze is south ; The reapers are in the fields, and here They leave for the gleaner the ..."

4. The Memorial History of Boston: Including Suffolk County, Massachusetts by Justin Winsor, Clarence F.. Jewett (1881)
"(See gleaner Articles, No. 50, for early titles hereabout.) Richard Cooke died in 1671, and the property fell to his son Elisha, who died in 1715. ..."

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