glean glean  /ɡ ˈlin/


  • (v) gather, as of natural products



  1. I gleaned some information about the company from various online sources.
  2. Craigslist alleged that eBay used its seat on Craigslist's board to glean inside information that it then applied to its own classified site.


  1. Mark Zinno: 2013 Ravens Questions On Offense, Not Defense

    So the Ravens mini-camp is over and they get almost a six-week break before training camp. I never glean that much from OTAs and mini-camp as everyone is running around in shorts and helmets, with no pads.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: CBS Baltimore

  2. Burlington Township school employee is a Visionary

    BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP — Elizabeth Scott likes to ask questions and glean information, and her natural curiosity boosts her roles as a supervisor, public relations manager and coordinator of multiple ini
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Burlington County Times

  3. Advertising Lessons From The Rolling Stones

    Keith Richards is one of history?s most riotous rockers. Having amassed monumental success spanning five decades by staying true to himself and his art, there are (of course) a few pearls of wisdom we can glean as an agency.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. She also once said of the hearings a "repetition of platitudes has replaced discussion of viewpoints," and "such hearings serve little educative function, except perhaps to reinforce lessons of cynicism that citizens often glean from...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: Politico

  2. "We didn't think practice was going to glean a whole lot of improvement, considering everything," Popovich said.
    on May 20, 2008 By: Gregg Popovich Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Lee said: "I'm a winner. I've come from a winning culture. I'm certainly no quitter. Today was the most disappointing of all the games we have played. In the other matches I could glean something positive. I'm still looking for something positive...
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Sammy Lee Source:

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