Definition of Reap

1. Verb. Gather, as of natural products. "They reap rye in the field"; "Harvest the grapes"

Exact synonyms: Glean, Harvest
Specialized synonyms: Cut
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Derivative terms: Gleaner, Harvest, Harvest, Harvest, Harvester, Harvester, Harvesting, Reaper, Reaper



2. Verb. Get or derive. "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
Exact synonyms: Draw
Related verbs: Draw
Generic synonyms: Derive, Gain

Definition of Reap

1. v. t. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.

2. v. i. To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a harvest.

3. n. A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.

Definition of Reap

1. Verb. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting. ¹

2. Verb. 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. ¹

3. Verb. (computer science) Act of a parent process acknowledging that its child process has exited, thereby removing it from the process table. Until the child process is reaped it may be listed in the process table as a zombie or defunct process. ¹

4. Verb. (obsolete) To deprive of the beard; to shave. ¹

5. Noun. A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reap

1. to cut for harvest [v -ED, -ING, -S] : REAPABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Reap

1. 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. 9) 2. To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward or harvest, or as the fruit of labour 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. 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 serrated. Origin: OE. Repen, AS. Ripan to seize, reap; cf. D. Rapen to glean, reap, G. Raufen to pluck, Goth. Raupjan, or E. Ripe. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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