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Dictionary Definition

reap

Verb

1 gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes" [syn: harvest, glean]
2 get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association" [syn: draw]

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

etyl ang reopan.

Verb

  1. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.
  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.
    • Bible. Epistle to the Galatians, ch. 6, v.7
      For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap. Gal.6.7
  3. To deprive of the beard; to shave.
  4. A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.

Translations

to cut with a sickle
to receive as a reward
  • Portuguese: colher

Extensive Definition

Reap may refer to:

Entertainment

Places

  • Siem Reap Province, a province located in northwestern Cambodia, on the shores of the Tonle Sap lake
    • Siem Reap, the capital of Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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