Definition of gleaner in US English:



  • See glean

    • ‘Like the planter's grain or publisher's newspaper clippings, the overabundance of our media archives can now be clipped and gathered by a new generation of gleaners.’
    • ‘The large ears of this species may be an adaptation to foraging on moths or to foraging as gleaners.’
    • ‘Only by listening to the gleaners, those picking at the forgotten edges of the field, will we understand the real beauty of the landscape we are creating.’
    • ‘What kinds of virtues are required to succeed as gleaner?’
    • ‘A wise man should learn good behaviour, good words and good acts from every side, as a gleaner collects grains of corn from the field abandoned by the reapers.’