Definition for GLEAN

GLEAN, v.t. [Fr. glaner, to glean; glane, a handful or cluster. In W. glân is clean.]

  1. To gather the stalks and ears of grain which reapers leave behind them. Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn. Ruth ii.
  2. To collect things thinly scattered; to gather what is left in small parcels or numbers, or what is found in detached parcels; as, to glean a few passages from an author. They gleaned of them in the highways five thousand men. Judges xx.

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