gleaning


gleaning
glɪːn v. gather or collect crops that harvesters have left behind; gather, compile; discover or learn bit by bit

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Gleaning — is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest. Some ancient cultures promoted gleaning as an early form of a welfare system …   Wikipedia

  • gleaning — index acquisition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 gleaning …   Law dictionary

  • Gleaning — Glean ing, n. The act of gathering after reapers; that which is collected by gleaning. [1913 Webster] Glenings of natural knowledge. Cook. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gleaning — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gleaning — /glee ning/, n. 1. the act of a person who gleans. 2. gleanings, things found or acquired by gleaning. [1400 50; late ME glenynge. See GLEAN, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • gleaning — noun a) Something learned by gleaning. b) The act of collecting leftover crops from farmers fields after they have been commercially harvested or on fields where it is not economically profitable to harvest …   Wiktionary

  • gleaning — /glee ning/, n. 1. the act of a person who gleans. 2. gleanings, things found or acquired by gleaning. [1400 50; late ME glenynge. See GLEAN, ING1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gleaning — Synonyms and related words: accumulation, amassment, ana, analects, anthology, assembling, bringing together, capital gains, cleanup, clear profit, clippings, collectanea, collection, crop, cumulation, cutting, cuttings, dividends, earnings,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • gleaning — Humane regulations obliged farmers neither to gather fallen fruit nor to rake the field after reaping, so that the poor and needy could be free to help themselves without penalties (Lev. 19:9; Ruth 2:2) …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • gleaning — /ˈglinɪŋ/ (say gleening) noun 1. the act of someone who gleans. 2. (usually plural) that which is gleaned …   Australian English dictionary


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