Bag vs Glean - What's the difference?

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Bag is a related term of glean.

As nouns the difference between bag and glean

is that bag is a flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc while glean is a collection made by gleaning or glean can be (obsolete) cleaning; afterbirth.

As verbs the difference between bag and glean

is that bag is to put into a bag while glean is to collect (grain, grapes, etc) left behind after the main harvest or gathering.



(wikipedia bag)


(en noun)
  • A flexible container made of cloth, paper, plastic, etc.
  • (label) A handbag
  • A suitcase.
  • A schoolbag, especially a backpack.
  • One’s preference.
  • (label) An ugly woman.
  • (label) The cloth-covered pillow used for first, second, and third base.
  • (label) First, second, or third base.
  • (label) A breathalyzer, so named because it formerly had a plastic bag over the end to measure a set amount of breath.
  • (label) A collection of objects, disregarding order, but (unlike a set) in which elements may be repeated.
  • A sac in animal bodies, containing some fluid or other substance.
  • A sort of silken purse formerly tied about men's hair behind, by way of ornament.
  • The quantity of game bagged in a hunt.
  • A scrotum.
  • (label) A unit of measure of cement equal to 94 pounds.
  • Synonyms

    * (flexible container) poke (obsolete), sack, tote * (handbag) handbag, purse (US) * (preference) cup of tea, thing * (ugly woman) dog, hag * (in mathematics) multiset


    * (flexible container) bindle


  • To put into a bag.
  • To catch or kill, especially when fishing or hunting.
  • To gain possession of something, or to make first claim on something.
  • (label) To furnish or load with a bag.
  • * Dryden
  • To bring a woman one met on the street with one.
  • To laugh uncontrollably.
  • To criticise sarcastically.
  • (label) To provide artificial ventilation with a bag valve mask (BVM) resuscitator.
  • To swell or hang down like a full bag.
  • To swell with arrogance.
  • (Chaucer)
  • To become pregnant.
  • Derived terms

    {{der3, airbag, air bag , bagboy , baggage , bagger , baggy , bag lady , bag lunch , bag of bones , bag of tricks , bag snatcher , beanbag , binbag , carrier bag , clutch bag , dilly bag , dime bag , doggy bag , double bagger , douche bag , dumb as a bag of hammers , face like a bag of spanners , handbag , gladstone bag , goody bag, goodie bag , grab bag , holdall, carryall, tote, tote bag , in the bag , kitbag , let the cat out of the bag , mixed bag , moneybag , overnight bag , paper bag , plastic bag , schoolbag , shopping bag , shoulder bag , sickbag , sleeping bag , teabag , toolbag , windbag}}


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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) , from (etyl).


    (en verb)
  • To collect (grain, grapes, etc.) left behind after the main harvest or gathering.
  • * , Ruth 2:2,
  • Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To glean the broken ears after the man / That the main harvest reaps.
  • To gather what is left in (a field or vineyard).
  • to glean a field
  • To gather information in small amounts, with implied difficulty, bit by bit.
  • * John Locke
  • content to glean what we can from experiments
  • * 8 December 2011 , BBC News, Iran shows film of captured US drone , available in :
  • He said Iran was "well aware of what priceless technological information" could be gleaned from the aircraft.
  • 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 .)
    * (gather information) learn


    (en noun)
  • A collection made by gleaning.
  • * Dryden
  • The gleans of yellow thyme distend his thighs.

    Etymology 2


  • (obsolete) cleaning; afterbirth
  • (Holland)
    (Webster 1913)


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