Associations to the word «Reap»

Wiktionary

REAP, verb. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.
REAP, verb. 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.
REAP, verb. (computer science) To terminate a child process that has previously exited, thereby removing it from the process table.
REAP, verb. (obsolete) To deprive of the beard; to shave.
REAP, noun. A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.
REAP HOOK, noun. A sickle.
REAP WHAT ONE SOWS, verb. (idiomatic) To receive as a reward or harvest in the same measure as one's exertions, in a good or a bad sense. To receive justice.

Dictionary definition

REAP, verb. Gather, as of natural products; "harvest the grapes".
REAP, verb. Get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway