To gather a crop from (land, for example).
To examine (a collection or group) in order to select desired parts or, esp., to discard or destroy unwanted parts
To gain or obtain as the reward of action, conduct, work, etc.
To bring close
(Nonstandard) To cause to acquire knowledge; teach.
To notice or learn, especially by making an effort:
To discover something after searching.
To draw or pull out, often with great force or effort:
To get or earn
To collect (something) bit by bit
Find another word for glean. In this page you can discover 13 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for glean, like: harvest, cull, reap, gather, learn, discover, ferret-out, get-wind-of, distribute, extract and garner.