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.] [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]

To glean the broken ears after the man That the main harvest reaps. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left. [1913 Webster]

3. To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain. [1913 Webster]

Content to glean what we can from . . . experiments. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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