reap


reap
reap, glean, gather, garner, harvest are comparable when they mean to do the work or a given part of the work of collecting ripened crops.
Reap applies to the cutting down and usually collecting of ripened grain; in extension, it may suggest a return or requital
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reap early wheat for market

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the lucky artisan producing something they could use would reap a fortune— Billington

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Glean basically applies to the stripping of a field or vine that has already been gone over once but may be extended to any picking up of valuable bits from here and there and especially to a gathering of what has been left or missed
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glean in the fields after the reapers have gone

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assembled a multitude of facts gleaned from many and varied sources— Amer. Guide Series: Wash.

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she had gleaned all the information the library contained— Robertson Davies

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data gleaned from the questionnaire— Terry

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Gather, the most general of these terms, applies to the collecting or bringing together of the produce of the farm, plantation, or garden; in extension, it can apply to any similar amassing or accumulating
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the fruit is gathered in late July and August— Amer. Guide Series: Tenn.

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workers who gathered rubber—P. E. James

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she had traveled by safari to gather her material— Current Biog.

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the multitude of pitfalls in the gathering, writing, and processing of the news— Mott

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mail is gathered and distributed by electrically operated conveyors— Amer. Guide Series: Minn.

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Garner implies the storing of produce (as grain); in extension, it can apply to a laying away of a store
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more harvest than one man can garnerBuck

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a skilled picker may garner 100 quarts— Amer. Guide Series: Ark.

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wisdom garnered through the years— Hambly

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these short pieces garnered from a magazine catering to the masculine taste— Lisle Bell

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Harvest, the general term, may imply any or all of these processes or be extended in meaning to apply to any gathering together or husbanding
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the harvesting of cranberries— Garside

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the harvesting of shellfish— Amer. Guide Series: Conn.

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busy harvesting your crop of furs— Nat'l Fur News

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he had sown pain and harvested regret— Samuel

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Analogous words: collect, assemble (see GATHER)

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  • reap — UK US /riːp/ verb [T] ► to make a large amount of money or a big profit: »Outside shareholders reaped 25% of the dividends generated. reap $35 million/£1.9 billion, etc. »His company has reaped more than $800 million in federal contracts over the …   Financial and business terms

  • reap — [ri:p] v [: Old English; Origin: reopan] 1.) [T] to get something, especially something good, as a result of what you have done reap the benefit/reward/profit (of sth) ▪ Those who do take risks often reap the rewards. 2.) you reap what you sow… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Reap — Reap, v. i. To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a harvest. [1913 Webster] They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Ps. cxxvi. 5. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reap — Reap, n. [Cf. AS. r[=i]p harvest. See {Reap}, v.] A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reap — [ rip ] verb transitive 1. ) to cut and gather a crop such as wheat 2. ) to get something as a result of something that you do: We will all reap the benefits of this important research. reap what you sow used for saying that something happens to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reap — ► VERB 1) cut or gather (a crop or harvest). 2) receive as a consequence of one s own or others actions. ● you reap what you sow Cf. ↑you reap what you sow ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • reap — (v.) to cut grain with a hook or sickle, O.E. reopan, Mercian form of ripan to reap, related to O.E. ripe ripe (see RIPE (Cf. ripe)). Related: Reaped; reaping …   Etymology dictionary

  • reap — reap·er; reap; …   English syllables


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