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Definitions for garner
ˈgɑr nər; nænsgar·ner

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. granary, garnerverb

    a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed

  2. earn, garnerverb

    acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions

  3. garnerverb

    store grain

  4. gather, garner, collect, pull togetherverb

    assemble or get together

    "gather some stones"; "pull your thoughts together"


  1. garnernoun

    A granary; a store of grain.

    That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets (Psalm 144:13, KJV)

  2. garnernoun

    An accumulation, supply, store, or hoard of something.

  3. garnerverb

    To reap grain, gather it up, and store it in a granary.

  4. garnerverb

    To gather, amass, hoard, as if harvesting grain.

  5. garnerverb

    To earn; to get; to accumulate or acquire by some effort or due to some fact; to reap.

  6. garnerverb

    to gather or become gathered; to accumulate or become accumulated; to become stored.

  7. Etymology: From gerner, from gernier, variant of grenier, from granarium

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. GARNERnoun

    A place in which threshed grain is stored up.

    Etymology: grenier, French.

    Earth’s increase, and foyson plenty,
    Barns and garners never empty. William Shakespeare, Tempest.

    For sundry foes the rural realm surround;
    The fieldmouse builds her garner under ground:
    For gather’d grain the blind laborious mole,
    In winding mazes, works her hidden hole. John Dryden, Vir. Geo.

  2. To Garnerverb

    To store as in garners.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    There, where I have garner’d up my heart,
    Where either I must live, or bear no life. William Shakespeare, Othello.


  1. garner

    To garner means to gather, accumulate, or acquire something such as information, evidence, support, or resources. It is often used to refer to collecting something gradually over time. Garner can also refer to earning praise or recognition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Garnernoun

    a granary; a building or place where grain is stored for preservation

  2. Garnerverb

    to gather for preservation; to store, as in a granary; to treasure

  3. Etymology: [OE. garner, gerner, greiner, OF. gernier, grenier, F. grenier, fr. L. granarium, fr. granum. See 1st Grain, and cf. Granary.]


  1. Garner

    Garner is a town in Wake County, North Carolina, United States and a suburb of Raleigh. The population was 25,745 at the 2010 census. The US Office of Management and Budget also includes Garner as a part of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Combined Statistical Area, which has a population of 1,998,808 as of U.S. Census 2012 Population Estimates. Effective June 6, 2003 the Office of Management and Budget redefined the Federal Statistical Areas and dismantled what had been for decades the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, MSA and split them into two separate MSAs even though the region still functions as a single metropolitan area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Garner

    gär′nėr, n. a granary or place where grain is stored up: a store of anything—e.g. experience.—v.t. to store as in a garner.—v.i. (rare) to accumulate.—n. Gar′nerage, a storehouse. [O. Fr. gernier (Fr. grenier)—L. granarium, -ia, a granary.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Garner is ranked #442 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Garner surname appeared 74,324 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 25 would have the surname Garner.

    71.7% or 53,298 total occurrences were White.
    22.8% or 16,961 total occurrences were Black.
    2.3% or 1,739 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 1,568 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 401 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 357 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of garner in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of garner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of garner in a Sentence

  1. Dave Campanelli:

    I think it will garner significant interest because people are desperate for something( in sports).

  2. Eric Garner:

    It made me feel proud because I don't have to share this moment by Eric Garner and my family.

  3. Officer Daniel Pantaleo:

    I feel very bad about the death of Mr. Eric Garner, my family and I include him and his family in our prayers and I hope that they will accept my personal condolences for their loss.

  4. Daniel Pantaleo:

    In this case, the unintended consequence of Mr. Garner's death must have consequences of its own.

  5. John Wilkins:

    Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.

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