garner vs gather what difference

what is difference between garner and gather

English

Etymology

From Middle English gerner, from Old French gernier, guernier, variant of grenier, from Latin grānārium (granary). Doublet of granary.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑː.nə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːɹ.nɚ/
  • Homophone (non-rhotic accents only): Ghana
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(r)nə(r)

Noun

garner (plural garners)

  1. 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.
    • Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
  2. An accumulation, supply, store, or hoard of something.
    • a. 1912, Voltairine de Cleyre, Death Shall Not Part Ye More
      Master, I bring from many wanderings,
      The gathered garner of my years to thee;
      One precious fruit of many rain-blown springs
      And sun-shod summers, ripened over-sea.

Translations

Verb

garner (third-person singular simple present garners, present participle garnering, simple past and past participle garnered) (transitive)

  1. To reap grain, gather it up, and store it in a granary.
  2. To gather, amass, hoard, as if harvesting grain.
    • 1835, Honoré de Balzac, The Lily of the Valley, Chapter 2
      I walked enormous distances…garnering thoughts even from the heather.
    • 1913, “Anton Berlage” in Catholic Encyclopedia, 1913
      He garnered the fruit of his studies in seven volumes.
    • 1956, Andrew North, Plague Ship, Chapter 14
      …its fleet went out to garner in the elusive but highly succulent fish.
  3. (often figuratively) To earn; to get; to accumulate or acquire by some effort or due to some fact
    Synonyms: reap, gain
    He garnered a reputation as a language expert.
    Her new book garnered high praise from the critics.
    His poor choices garnered him a steady stream of welfare checks.
    • 1983, Ronald Reagan, Proclamation 5031
      This country will never forget nor fail to honor those who have so courageously garnered our highest regard.
    • 1999, Bill Clinton, Proclamation 7259
      President Roosevelt garnered the support of our working men and women…
  4. (rare) To gather or become gathered; to accumulate or become accumulated; to become stored.
    • 1849, Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H., verse 82
      For this alone on Death I wreak / The wrath that garners in my heart;

Usage notes

The “earn, acquire, accumulate” sense should be read as a figurative extension of the original “harvest, gather” sense, sometimes with some inanimate achievement or choice metaphorically doing the “gathering”, as “The new book garnered high praise“, or with an indirect object, as, “The new book garnered the author high praise“. In this sense, the achievement, choice, or fact is actively gathering something, positive or negative, for its creator, even if that choice is inaction, as in “Failure to try can garner you the disapproval of the industrious“.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:garner.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Garren, Graner, Ranger, ranger

Danish

Noun

garner n

  1. indefinite plural of garn

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

garner

  1. imperative of garnere


English

Alternative forms

  • gether (obsolete or regional)

Etymology

From Middle English gaderen, from Old English gaderian (to gather, assemble), from Proto-West Germanic *gadurōn (to bring together, unite, gather), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰedʰ- (to unite, assemble, keep).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡæðə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡæðɚ/
  • Rhymes: -æðə(ɹ)

Verb

gather (third-person singular simple present gathers, present participle gathering, simple past and past participle gathered)

  1. To collect; normally separate things.
    1. Especially, to harvest food.
    2. To accumulate over time, to amass little by little.
    3. (intransitive) To congregate, or assemble.
      • ?, Alfred Tennyson, Tears
        Tears from the depth of some divine despair / Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes.
    4. (intransitive) To grow gradually larger by accretion.
      • Their snow-ball did not gather as it went.
  2. To bring parts of a whole closer.
    1. (sewing) To add pleats or folds to a piece of cloth, normally to reduce its width.
    2. (knitting) To bring stitches closer together.
    3. (architecture) To bring together, or nearer together, in masonry, as for example where the width of a fireplace is rapidly diminished to the width of the flue.
    4. (nautical) To haul in; to take up.
  3. To infer or conclude; to know from a different source.
  4. (intransitive, medicine, of a boil or sore) To be filled with pus
  5. (glassblowing) To collect molten glass on the end of a tool.
  6. To gain; to win.

Synonyms

  • (to bring together): aggroup, togetherize; see also Thesaurus:round up
    (—to accumulate over time): accrue, add up; see also Thesaurus:accumulate
    (—to congregate): assemble, begather; see also Thesaurus:assemble

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

gather (plural gathers)

  1. A plait or fold in cloth, made by drawing a thread through it; a pucker.
  2. The inclination forward of the axle journals to keep the wheels from working outward.
  3. The soffit or under surface of the masonry required in gathering. See gather (transitive verb).
  4. (glassblowing) A blob of molten glass collected on the end of a blowpipe.
  5. A gathering.
    • 2007, John Barnes, The Sky So Big and Black (Tor Books, →ISBN):
      “I’ll tell you all about it at the Gather, win or lose.”
    • 2014, Paul Lederer, Dark Angel Riding (Open Road Media, →ISBN):
      What bothered him more, he thought as he started Washoe southward, was Spikes’s animosity, the bearded man’s sudden violent reaction to his arrival at the gather.

Derived terms

  • gathering iron

Translations

Anagrams

  • Gareth, rageth

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