- The definition of a crop is agricultural produce, a group of something, a short whip or a pouch on a bird to store undigested food.
- An example of crop is all the sunflowers a garden produces during a growing season.
- An example of crop is the new group of students entering a school.
- An example of crop is the whip used in horseback riding.
- An example of crop is the enlarged pouch in a bird's gullet where the bird stores undigested food.
- Crop is defined as to cut, trim, bite or clip.
An example of crop is trimming a 4x6 photo to fit in a 3½x5 frame.
crop definition by Webster's New World
- a saclike enlargement of a bird's gullet or of a part of the digestive tract of earthworms and some insects, in which food is stored before digestion; craw
- any agricultural product, growing or harvested, or collected, as wheat, cotton, fruit, honey, etc.
- the yield of any product in one season or place
- a group or collection appearing together: a new crop of students
- the entire tanned hide of an animal
- the handle or butt of a whip
- a stick with a handle at one end and a thong or tab at the other, used to direct a horse in horseback riding
Origin: < the v.the act or result of cropping, esp.
- hair cut close to the head
- this style of haircut
- an earmark on an animal, made by clipping
Origin: Middle English croppe ; from Old English croppa, a cluster, flower, crop of bird, hence kidney, pebble; akin to Frankish an unverified form kruppa, German kropf, a swelling, crop of bird (basic sense “something swelling out or swollen”) ; from Indo-European an unverified form gr-eu-b-, curving out ; from base an unverified form ger-: see cradle
- to cut off or bite off the tops or ends of: sheep crop grass
- to grow or harvest as a crop
- to cause crops to grow on or in
- to cut (hair, etc.) short
- to cut short the ears, hair, etc. of
- to bear a crop or crops
- ☆ to plant or grow a crop
- to feed by cropping grass, etc.; graze
crop definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group: Wheat is a common crop.b. The total yield of such produce in a particular season or place: an orchard that produced a huge crop of apples last year.
- A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time: a crop of new ideas.
- A short haircut.
- An earmark on an animal.
- a. A short whip used in horseback riding, with a loop serving as a lash.b. The stock of a whip.
- Zoology a. A pouchlike enlargement of a bird's gullet in which food is partially digested or stored for regurgitation to nestlings.b. A similar enlargement in the digestive tract of annelids and insects.
- a. To cut or bite off the tops or ends of: crop a hedge; sheep cropping grass.b. To cut (hair, for example) very short.c. To clip (an animal's ears, for example).d. To trim (a photograph or picture, for example).
- a. To harvest: crop salmon.b. To cause to grow or yield a crop.
- To feed on growing grasses and herbage.
- To plant, grow, or yield a crop.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English cropp, ear of grain.
crop - Computer Definition
To remove parts of a digital image or physical photo to retain a smaller section of the original. Cropping a digital image is performed by a function in every image or photo editing program. It does not reduce the resolution; it removes part of the image. Cropping a physical photo means cutting part of it away.
crop - Phrases/Idioms
crop outor crop up
- to appear unexpectedly
- to appear at the surface, as a rock formation at the earth's surface; outcrop