Gleen vs. Glean

By Jaxson

  • Glean

    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. It is a practice described in the Hebrew Bible that became a legally enforced entitlement of the poor in a number of Christian kingdoms.

  • Gleen (verb)

    To glisten; to gleam.

  • Glean (verb)

    To collect (grain, grapes, etc.) left behind after the main harvest or gathering.

  • Glean (verb)

    To gather what is left in (a field or vineyard).

    “to glean a field”

  • Glean (verb)

    To implied difficulty, bit by bit.

  • Glean (verb)

    To frugally accumulate resources from low-yield contexts.

    “He gleaned a living from newspaper work for a few months, but in the summer went to a fishing village […] where […] he wrote his great historical drama, “Master Olof.” (Translators Edith and Warner Oland on author August Strindberg.)”

  • Glean (noun)

    A collection made by gleaning.


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