Definition of Grim Reaper

1. Noun. Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe.

Exact synonyms: Reaper
Generic synonyms: Death

Definition of Grim Reaper

1. Proper noun. A personification of Death as an old man, or a skeleton, carrying a scythe, taking souls to the afterlife ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Grim Reaper

Griesinger's sign
Griesinger's symptom
Grifola frondosa
Grignard reaction
Grignard reactions
Grignard reagent
Grignard reagents
Grigori Efimovich Rasputin
Grim Reaper (current term)
Grimes' golden
Grimm's law
Grindelia robusta
Grindelia squarrosa
Grisel's syndrome

Literary usage of Grim Reaper

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1. Transactions by National Safety Council, Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (1918)
"Grim Reaper. REAPER: And with tomorrow's rising sun. ... What have they done for you, Grim Reaper? REAPER: Not what they HAVE done, but what they have NOT ..."

2. West African Studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley (1901)
"1 So would I, but rather in the direction of giving the " Grim Reaper" and the grave-diggers fewer people to bury. I must also give you another beautiful ..."

3. Weldon Brinton Heyburn (late a Senator from Idaho): Memorial Addresses by United States Congress (1914)
"With the same dauntless courage with which he faced the problems of his legislative career he faced the grim reaper. By the very force of his indomitable ..."

4. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1805)
"The reaper comes in with his scythe and is mistaken by the maiden for thf grim reaper death. Presently , however, the drawings of nature awaken the ..."

5. Bill Nye's History of the United States by Bill Nye (1894)
"Volley after volley of musketry mowed them down, and the puny reaper in the neglected grain gave place to the grim reaper Death, all down that unwavering ..."

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