Reap vs Rep - What's the difference?

reap | rep |


As a verb reap

is to cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.

As a noun reap

is a bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.

As an initialism rep is

repose en paix/rip.

reap

English

Verb

  • To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.
  • * Bible, Leviticus
  • When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field.
  • To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward or harvest, or as the fruit of labor or of works, in a good or a bad sense.
  • to reap a benefit from exertions
  • * Milton
  • Why do I humble thus myself, and, suing / For peace, reap nothing but repulse and hate?
  • * (Bible) Epistle to the Galatians, ch. 6, v.7
  • For whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap. Gal.6.7
  • (computer science) To terminate a child process that has previously exited, thereby removing it from the process table.
  • Until a child process is reaped , it may be listed in the process table as a zombie or defunct process.
  • (obsolete) To deprive of the beard; to shave.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Derived terms

    * reaper * reap what one sows *

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A bundle of grain; a handful of grain laid down by the reaper as it is cut.
  • Anagrams

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    rep

    English

    (wikipedia rep)

    Etymology 1

    Clippings of various words beginning with "rep".

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (countable)   .
  • Try not to make it easy for the tabloids to ruin your rep .
  • (weightlifting, countable)   .
  • I get a better bicep workout if I use less weight and more reps .
  • (countable)   .
  • When I requested tickets for Nassau, my rep just put me on hold.
    John Doe is a participant in the House of Rep s.
  • (theater, uncountable)   .
  • She did her time in reps before she made the grade in West End theatre.

    Verb

    (repp)
  • To represent; to act as a representative for.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=Hal G. Evarts, title=The Settling of the Sage, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Bentley, the man who repped for Slade, carried the air and the rest joined in. }}
  • * {{quote-news, year=1994, date=November 4, author=Bill Wyman, title=Evanston's New Music Hall/Veruca Salt Grow Up/Schmitsville, work=Chicago Reader citation
  • , passage=He left to help the Reader set up its national advertising arm, went back to Rolling Stone for five years, repped other magazines, and finally set up his own company, which currently scouts ads for the Atlantic, Spin, Discover, and a publication called Disney Adventures. }}
  • (knitting) repeat
  • * 2011 , Hannah Fettig, Closely Knit: Handmade Gifts For The Ones You Love (page 44)
  • Rep' neck dec EOR 4 times more, AND AT THE SAME TIME, ' rep armhole dec EOR 4 (4,5) times more

    Etymology 2

    Back-formation from (reps), misinterpreted as a plural.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (textiles) A fabric made of silk or wool, or of silk and wool, and having a transversely corded or ribbed surface.
  • * 1923 , Theodore Dreiser, The Color of a Great City
  • Underfoot is a rich brown marble from the shores of Lake Champlain. The wainscoting is of green rep and red Numidian marble.

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