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Definition of Glean


  1. To gather after a reaper; to collect in scattered or fragmentary parcels, as the grain left by a reaper, or grapes left after the gathering.
  2. To gather from (a field or vineyard) what is left.
  3. To collect with patient and minute labor; to pick out; to obtain.
  4. To gather stalks or ears of grain left by reapers.
  5. To pick up or gather anything by degrees.
  6. A collection made by gleaning.
  7. Cleaning; afterbirth.

Glean Translations

glean in German is sammeln, stoppelst
glean in Spanish is espigar
glean in Swedish is plocka ax