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Meaning of REAP

Pronunciation:  reep

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

REAP is a 4 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: draw, glean, harvest
 See Also: collect, cut, derive, gain, garner, gather, pull together



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
  2. \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.
  3. \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.