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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.

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. Anthony Scaramucci:

    Ted is super smart and touches a nerve in the heartland where people are unhappy with the way things are going, but it will be very difficult for him to garner establishment money.

  2. William Burck:

    As a Republican, I hope Judge Jackson will garner substantial bipartisan support because she deserves to be judged on her personal merits which overwhelmingly weigh in favor of confirmation, too often over the past several decades, Bidens Supreme Court nominations have descended into bitter partisan conflict and White House surrogates lose sight of the most important qualities in a jurist.

  3. Todd Rosenbluth:

    If active management can hold up better than their benchmarks during this bear market, investors will be willing to pay a premium, but we expect investors to focus more on lower-cost alternatives, not willing to see the value, and ETFs will garner even more market share in the next year.

  4. Raphael WarnockThe:

    Meanwhile, Wall Street bankers destroyed billions of dollars of household wealth through mortgage fraud, and almost sent the entire American economy over the cliff, george Floyd died, Eric Garner died and not one banker went to jail. Crooked places.

  5. Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina:

    This song is for Eric Garner and all those from Russia to America and around the globe who suffer from state terror - killed, chocked, perished because of war and state sponsored violence of all kinds.

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
    • A. greedy
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    • C. frantic
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