the cultivated produce of the ground, while growing or when gathered: the wheat crop.
the yield of such produce for a particular season.
the yield of some other product in a season: the crop of diamonds.
a supply produced.
a collection or group of persons or things appearing or occurring together: this year's crop of students.
the stock or handle of a whip.
Also called riding crop. a short riding whip consisting of a stock without a lash.
Also called craw. Zoology.
a pouch in the esophagus of many birds, in which food is held for later digestion or for regurgitation to nestlings.
a chamber or pouch in the foregut of arthropods and annelids for holding and partly crushing food.
the act of cropping.
a mark produced by clipping the ears, as of cattle.
a close-cropped hairstyle.
a head of hair so cut.
an entire tanned hide of an animal.
Mining. an outcrop of a vein or seam.
to cut off or remove the head or top of (a plant, grass, etc.).
to cut off the ends or a part of: to crop the ears of a dog.
to cut short: cropped t-shirts.
to clip the ears, hair, etc., of.
Photography. to cut off or mask the unwanted parts of (a print or negative).
to cause to bear a crop or crops.
to graze off (the tops of plants, grass, etc.): The sheep cropped the lawn.
to bear or yield a crop or crops.
to feed by cropping or grazing.
(of women’s casual garments) shorter than is usual: a crop top that bares your midriff;crop pants that end at mid-calf.
Geology, Mining. to rise to the surface of the ground: Veins of quartz crop out in the canyon walls.
to become evident or visible; occur: A few cases of smallpox still crop out every now and then.
crop up, to appear, especially suddenly or unexpectedly: A new problem cropped up.
- crop·less, adjective
- non·crop, adjective
- un·cropped, adjective
- well-cropped, adjective
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How to use crop in a sentence
It gives decision makers the time they need to assess what to do — whether that’s watering crops, moving emergency supplies into place or prepping for disease outbreaks.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster | Alexandra Witze | August 27, 2020 | Science News
For cotton crops, some parts of the western Mississippi Delta area, and central and interior parts of Arkansas also could be impacted, he said.
We hosted a town hall event this week laying out the issues involved with the new crop of private schooling options that have come up in the absence of physical schools.
Eight short months ago, hemp was the fastest growing crop in US agriculture.
All but four teams4 feature a mascot, and of the current crop, only a handful have been around for less than a decade.For Aspiring Performers, The NBA Is The Best Place To Be A Mascot | Josh Planos | July 17, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
She is wearing a crop top, and Andrew has his arm wrapped around her waist.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’ | Tom Sykes | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Speaking of the literature you love, the Bloomsbury writers crop up in your collection repeatedly.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination | Mindy Farabee | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Images of the hotel crop up repeatedly in his paintings, sometimes plagued by bats or monsters.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings | Melissa Leon | December 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Old-Fashioned is the crème of the cocktail crop—according to Don Draper, at least.The Daily Beast’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Don Draper in Your Life | Allison McNearney | November 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Now get on your knees and crawl,” he demanded with the slap of a leather horse crop against the palm of his hand.
First, how about the expansibility needed to supply adequate funds for crop-moving?Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
But before he could even sow that year's crop, he would have to see a certain banker who lived in Nebraska.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
But poverty accompanied by crop failures for three years was a general and accepted thing now.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
It happened that an unusually large crop had been planted and was approaching maturity at the moment of the outbreak of the war.Readings in Money and Banking | Chester Arthur Phillips
True, she had never met the provincial type before, but she doubted if Rosewater had produced a crop of Isabel Otises.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for crop
the produce of cultivated plants, esp cereals, vegetables, and fruit
the amount of such produce in any particular season
the yield of some other farm produce: the lamb crop
a group of products, thoughts, people, etc, appearing at one time or in one season: a crop of new publications
the stock of a thonged whip
short for riding crop
a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates
the entire tanned hide of an animal
a short cropped hairstyle: See also Eton crop
a notch in or a piece cut out of the ear of an animal
the act of cropping
to cut (hair, grass, etc) very short
to cut and collect (mature produce) from the land or plant on which it has been grown
to clip part of (the ear or ears) of (an animal), esp as a means of identification
(also intr) to cause (land) to bear or (of land) to bear or yield a crop: the land cropped well
(of herbivorous animals) to graze on (grass or similar vegetation)
photog to cut off or mask unwanted edges or areas of (a negative or print)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with crop
In addition to the idioms beginning with crop
- crop out
- crop up
- cream of the crop
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