Reap definitions

rēp
To reap a harvest, reward, etc.
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To cut (grain) with a scythe, sickle, or reaping machine.
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To gather (a crop, harvest, etc.) by cutting.
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To cut or harvest grain from (a field)
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To gain or obtain as the reward of action, conduct, work, etc.
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To obtain as a result of effort.

She reaped large profits from her unique invention.

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To cut (grain or pulse) for harvest with a scythe, sickle, or reaper.
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To harvest (a crop).
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To reap is defined as to cut, gather or harvest.

An example of to reap is a wheat farmer harvesting the season's crops.

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To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.
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A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.
noun
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To harvest a crop from.

Reaping a field.

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To cut or harvest grain or pulse.
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To obtain a return or reward.
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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.

To reap a benefit from exertions.

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(computer science) To terminate a child process that has previously exited, thereby removing it from the process table.

Until a child process is reaped, it may be listed in the process table as a zombie or defunct process.

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Origin of reap

Middle English repen, from Old English ripan, reopan, from Proto-Germanic *rÄ«panÄ… (compare West Frisian repe, German reifsen "˜to snatch', Norwegian ripa "˜to score, scratch'), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁rep- "˜to snatch' (compare Latin rapere "˜to seize, plunder', Lithuanian aprépti 'to seize, embrace', Albanian rrjep "˜to peel, tear off', Ancient Greek ἐρέπτομαι (eréptomai, “I feed on")).