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1. One that reaps, especially a machine for harvesting grain or pulse crops.
2. Reaper The Grim Reaper.


1. (Agriculture) a person who reaps or a machine for reaping
2. (European Myth & Legend) the grim reaper death


(ˈri pər)

1. a machine for cutting standing grain; reaping machine.
2. a person who reaps.
3. (cap.) Grim Reaper.
[before 1000]


An implement to cut stalks of grain and leave them on the ground in untied bundles. Early machines required a man walking alongside the reaper to rake the bundles off the collecting platform and onto the ground. Later models had provisions for one or two men to ride on the reaper.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Reaper - someone who helps to gather the harvestreaper - someone who helps to gather the harvest
farm worker, farmhand, field hand, fieldhand - a hired hand on a farm
vintager - a person who harvests grapes for making wine
2.Reaper - Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scytheReaper - Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe
3.reaper - farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
binder, reaper binder - a machine that cuts grain and binds it in sheaves
combine - harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
farm machine - a machine used in farming
header - a machine that cuts the heads off grain and moves them into a wagon
حاصِد، آلة حَصْد
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[ˈriːpəʳ] N
1. (= person) → segador(a) m/f
2. (= machine) → segadora f, agavilladora f


[ˈriːpər] n
(= machine) → moissonneuse f
(= person) → moissonneur/euse m/f


n (= person)Schnitter(in) m(f); (= machine)Mähbinder m; the Reaper (fig: = death) → der Schnitter


[ˈriːpəʳ] n (person) → mietitore/trice; (machine) → mietitrice f


(riːp) verb
to cut and gather (corn etc). The farmer is reaping the wheat.
ˈreaper noun
a person or machine that reaps.
References in classic literature ?
They all rode by here not long since, to look at a reaping machine.
They had gone out to look at the working of a new reaping machine.
Many improved versions of Cyrus McCormick's original reaping machine were being manufactured by the turn of the 20th century.
But attention should also be drawn to Shaw's elaborate discussion in chapter 3 of the so-called reaping machine from Gaul.
Comparing the reaping machine to the scythe, which was more efficient but failed to take over everywhere uniformly, he estimates that the machine was three times more efficient than the sickle (p.
Fitch, by way of Palladius, goes through preparations for farming, then steps of field work, planting and maintaining vines, gardening, maintaining fruit trees, doing all the miscellaneous work that makes up the farm, considering bees and livestock, and worrying about the water supply; at the end they reward us with a translation of "The Poem on Grafting" and a set of explanatory sketches, including the reaping machine, which at first appears to be totally backward, but on further reflection, works.