from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that reaps, especially a machine for harvesting grain or pulse crops.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who reaps.
  • n. A machine used to harvest crops.
  • n. Reaper Shortened form of "The Grim Reaper", the angel of death.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who reaps.
  • n. A reaping machine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who reaps; one who cuts grain with a sickle or other implement or machine; hence, one who gathers in the fruits of his own or others' labor or work.
  • n. A machine for cutting grain; a reaping-machine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe
  • n. someone who helps to gather the harvest
  • n. farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields


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