glean (glēn)


Definition (Verb) To gather or pick up in small quantities; to scrape together. Now chiefly with immaterial object, especially to glean information, to glean experience, etc. In Context "Whatever insights or glimpses of the truth I glean when sitting quietly in my wing chair – thinking, reading, or simply gazing out the window at a neighbor walking her dog – is what I write down." Phyllis Theroux, The Journal Keeper, 2010. This word was suggested by Tori Sikkema in the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.