reaping


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reap

 (rēp)
v. reaped, reap·ing, reaps
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut (grain or pulse) for harvest with a scythe, sickle, or reaper.
b. To harvest (a crop).
c. To harvest a crop from: reaping a field.
2. To obtain as a result of effort: She reaped large profits from her unique invention.
v.intr.
1. To cut or harvest grain or pulse.
2. To obtain a return or reward.

[Middle English repen, from Old English rīpan.]
Synonyms: reap, garner, gather, glean, harvest
These verbs mean to collect: reaped what he sowed; garner compliments; gathering reviews of the book; glean information; harvested rich rewards.

reaping

(ˈriːpɪŋ)
n
1. (Agriculture)
a. the cutting or harvesting of crops
b. (as modifier): a reaping scythe.
2. (Agriculture) (as modifier): a reaping scythe.
Translations

reaping

[ˈriːpɪŋ]
A. Nsiega f
B. CPD reaping hook Nhoz f

reaping

n (of corn) (= cutting)Schneiden nt, → Mähen nt; (= harvesting)Ernten nt; (of field)Abernten nt

reaping

:
reaping hook
nSichel f
reaping machine
nMähbinder m
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.
You see you are reaping your reward: I write to you before I write to any one else.
Indeed, while the first three chapters focus on reaping and are well connected to each other, the last two branch out on metaphors, without much by way of explanation on how these link together.