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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Reap

REAP, verb transitive [Latin rapio, carpo; Gr. a sickle, to reap; Eng. crop.]

1. To cut grain with a sickle; as, to reap wheat or rye.

When ye reap the harvest, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field. Leviticus 19:9.

2. To clear of a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field.

3. To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward, or as the fruit of labor or of works; in a good or bad sense; as, to reap a benefit from exertions.

He that soweth to the flesh, shall of the flesh reap corruption. Galatians 6:7.

Ye have plowed wickedness; ye have reaped iniquity.

Hosea 10.

REAP, verb intransitive

1. To perform the act or operation of reaping. In New England, farmers reap in July and August.

2. To receive the fruit of labor or works.

They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Psalms 126:5.