verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of reap
Examples from the Web for reaping
Privilege can be a hard concept to get a handle on, especially for those who are immersed in it and reaping the benefits.
Hütter acknowledges that Kraftwerk are now reaping the benefits of time having caught up with them.Kraftwerk Speak: The German Electropop Act Discuss ‘Autobahn,’ Technology, and Hint at New Album|Douglas Wolk|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Its prescient move to develop the Android operating system is reaping benefits, as it dominates the smartphone market.Yahoo! and Twitter Results Show Difficulties of Online Advertising Business|William O’Connor|October 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Holding worker costs down and reaping the gains of a booming stock is what CEOs do, and American CEOs are very good at it.The SEC Can’t Make CEOs Care About Their Employees|Daniel Gross|September 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Apple is reaping the benefits of being a massive company with a supply-chain specialist, Tim Cook, at the helm.Apple’s Earnings Show the Company Is Still Thriving|Edward Ferguson|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The latter part of the month was fair, and favourable for reaping the grain.
Like children, we are for reaping where we have not sown, and gathering where we have not strawed.Misread Passage of Scriptures|J. Baldwin Brown
Scarcely had he entered Austria with his troops before he found an opportunity of reaping laurels.The Life and Adventures of Baron Trenck|Baron Trenck
Up on the hillside men and girls were reaping in the shadow of the ancient wall.A Little Pilgrimage in Italy|Olave M. (Olave Muriel) Potter
In the autumn he examined the reaping and made up for any deficiency in the yield.
British Dictionary definitions for reaping
Word Origin for reap
Word Origin and History for reaping
"to cut grain with a hook or sickle," Old English reopan, Mercian form of ripan "to reap," related to Old English ripe "ripe" (see ripe). Related: Reaped; reaping.