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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I like the word reaper, but I don’t know what a reaper is here.
July 15th, 2007 at 9: 24 pm there so cute can you send me one (reaper is joking but still thinks to babies are very cute babies) joyce Says:
I am the one known as the reaper of the shadows, the master of madness ... and maybe a tad on the yaoi tease
This new weapon, called the reaper, is on the way.
Sometimes a black mask is fastened on the reaper's face and he is dressed in woman's clothes; or if the reaper is a woman, she is dressed in man's clothes.
Sometimes a black mask is fastened on the reapers face and he is dressed in womans clothes; or if the reaper is a woman, she is dressed in mans clothes.
` The sower is one person, and the reaper is another. '
And a newfangled machine called a reaper harvested crops faster than an entire crew of workers, be they free men or slaves.
That in the kingdom of the Messiah there shall be great plenty, an abundance of all good things that the country produces (v. 13): The ploughman shall overtake the reaper, that is, there shall be such a plentiful harvest every year, and so much corn to be gathered in, that it shall last all summer, even till autumn, when it is time to begin to plough again; and in like manner the vintage shall continue till seed-time, and there shall be such abundance of grapes that even the mountains shall drop new wine into the vessels of the grape-gatherers, and the hills that were dry and barren shall be moistened and shall melt with the fatness or mellowness (as we call it) of the soil.
If Hollywood insists on using "reaper", why not write a movie that uses "sower" as the virus/disease/infection/cootie and reaper as the cure?