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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reap  \Reap\,  v.  i. 
  To  perform  the  act  or  operation  of  reaping;  to  gather  a 
  harvest. 
 
  They  that  sow  in  tears  shall  reap  in  joy.  --Ps.  cxxvi. 
  5. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reap  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Reap  \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.???. 
  9. 
 
  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 
  serrated. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  reap 
  v  1:  gather,  as  of  as  crops  [syn:  {harvest},  {glean}] 
  2:  get  or  derive;  "He  drew  great  benefits  from  his  membership 
  in  the  association"  [syn:  {draw}] 




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