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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crop  \Crop\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cropped}  (kr?pt);  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cropping}.] 
  1.  To  cut  off  the  tops  or  tips  of  to  bite  or  pull  off  to 
  browse;  to  pluck;  to  mow;  to  reap. 
 
  I  will  crop  off  from  the  top  of  his  young  twigs  a 
  tender  one  --Ezek.  xvii. 
  22. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  cut  off  as  if  in  harvest. 
 
  Death  .  .  .  .crops  the  growing  boys.  --Creech. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  bear  a  crop;  as  to  crop  a  field. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crop  \Crop\,  v.  i. 
  To  yield  harvest. 
 
  {To  crop  out}. 
  a  (Geol.)  To  appear  above  the  surface,  as  a  seam  or  vein, 
  or  inclined  bed,  as  of  coal. 
  b  To  come  to  light;  to  be  manifest;  to  appear;  as  the 
  peculiarities  of  an  author  crop  out 
 
  {To  crop  up},  to  sprout;  to  spring  up  ``Cares  crop  up  in 
  villas.``  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crop  \Crop\  (kr?p),  n.  [OE.  crop,  croppe,  craw,  top  of  a  plant, 
  harvest,  AS  crop,  cropp,  craw,  top  bunch,  ear  of  corn;  akin 
  to  D.  krop  craw,  G.  kropf  Icel.  kroppr  hump  or  bunch  on  the 
  body,  body;  but  cf  also  W.  cropa,  croppa  crop  or  craw  of  a 
  bird,  Ir  &  Gael.  sgroban  Cf  {Croup},  {Crupper},  {Croup}.] 
  1.  The  pouchlike  enlargement  of  the  gullet  of  birds,  serving 
  as  a  receptacle  for  food;  the  craw. 
 
  2.  The  top  end  or  highest  part  of  anything  especially  of  a 
  plant  or  tree.  [Obs.]  ``Crop  and  root.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  cropped,  cut,  or  gathered  from  a  single 
  felld,  or  of  a  single  kind  of  grain  or  fruit,  or  in  a 
  single  season;  especially,  the  product  of  what  is  planted 
  in  the  earth;  fruit;  harvest. 
 
  Lab'ring  the  soil,  and  reaping  plenteous  crop,  Corn, 
  wine,  and  oil.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Grain  or  other  product  of  the  field  while  standing. 
 
  5.  Anything  cut  off  or  gathered. 
 
  Guiltless  of  steel,  and  from  the  razor  free  It 
  falls  a  plenteous  crop  reserved  for  thee.  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  Hair  cut  close  or  short,  or  the  act  or  style  of  so 
  cutting;  as  a  convict's  crop. 
 
  7.  (Arch.)  A  projecting  ornament  in  carved  stone. 
  Specifically,  a  finial.  [Obs.] 
 
  8.  (Mining.) 
  a  Tin  ore  prepared  for  smelting. 
  b  Outcrop  of  a  vein  or  seam  at  the  surface.  --Knight. 
 
  9.  A  riding  whip  with  a  loop  instead  of  a  lash. 
 
  {Neck  and  crop},  altogether;  roughly  and  at  once.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crop 
  n  1:  the  yield  from  plants  in  a  single  growing  season  [syn:  {harvest}] 
  2:  the  stock  or  handle  of  a  whip 
  3:  a  pouch  in  many  birds  and  some  lower  animals  that  resembles 
  a  stomach  for  storage  and  preliminary  maceration  of  food 
  [syn:  {craw}] 
  v  1:  as  of  hair;  "She  wanted  her  hair  cropped  short"  [syn:  {cut 
  short}] 
  2:  prepare  for  crops,  of  soil  [syn:  {cultivate},  {work}] 
  3:  yield  crops,  of  land:  "This  land  crops  well" 
  4:  let  (animals)  feed  in  a  field  or  pasture  or  meadow  [syn:  {graze}, 
  {pasture}] 
  5:  feed  as  in  a  meadow  or  pasture;  "the  herd  was  grazing"  [syn: 
  {browse},  {graze},  {range},  {pasture}] 
  6:  cut  back  the  growth  of  of  bushes  and  trees  [syn:  {snip},  {clip}, 
  {trim},  {lop},  {dress},  {prune},  {cut  back}] 




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