Reap

Definition of Reap

Pronunciation: rēp
v. t.1.To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.
[imp. & p. p. Reaped (rēpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Reaping.]
When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field.
- Lev. xix. 9.
2.To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward or harvest, or as the fruit of labor or of works; - in a good or a bad sense; as, to reap a benefit from exertions.
Why do I humble thus myself, and, suing
For peace, reap nothing but repulse and hate?
- Milton.
3.To clear of a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field.
4.To deprive of the beard; to shave.
Reaping hook
an implement having a hook-shaped blade, used in reaping; a sickle; - in a specific sense, distinguished from a sickle by a blade keen instead of serrated.
v. i.1.To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a harvest.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
- Ps. cxxvi. 5.
n.1.A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.

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