Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun A machine for cutting grain; a reaping-machine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

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  • 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:

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  • I am the one known as the reaper of the shadows, the master of madness ... and maybe a tad on the yaoi tease

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  • This new weapon, called the reaper, is on the way.

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  • 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.

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  • ” 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.

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  • 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.

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  • ` The sower is one person, and the reaper is another. '

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  • And a newfangled machine called a reaper harvested crops faster than an entire crew of workers, be they free men or slaves.

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  • 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.

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  • "You might be a king

    Or a little street sweeper

    But sooner or later

    You'll dance with the reaper...

    Get down with your bad self!"

    -Death

    October 11, 2007