Definitions for: Reap

[v] gather, as of as crops
[v] get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"

Webster (1913) Definition: Reap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Raped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Reaping.] [OE. repen, AS. r[=i]pan to seize, reap; cf. D.
rapen to glean, reap, G. raufen to pluck, Goth. raupjan, or
E. ripe.]
1. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as
grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.

When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt
not wholly reap the corners of thy field. --Lev.???.

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 or a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field.

4. To deprive of the beard; to shave. [R.] --Shak.

Reaping hook, an instrument having a hook-shaped blade,
used in reaping; a sickle; -- in a specific sense,
distinguished from a sickle by a blade keen instead of

Reap, v. i.
To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. --Ps. cxxvi.

Reap, n. [Cf. AS. r[=i]p harvest. See Reap, v.]
A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper
as it is cut. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

Synonyms: draw, glean, harvest

See Also: collect, cut, derive, gain, garner, gather, pull together

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