Hypertext Webster Gateway: "crop"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Crop \Crop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cropped} (kr?pt); p. pr. & vb.
n. {Cropping}.]
1. To cut off the tops or tips of; to bite or pull off; to
browse; to pluck; to mow; to reap.

I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a
tender one. --Ezek. xvii.

2. Fig.: To cut off, as if in harvest.

Death . . . .crops the growing boys. --Creech.

3. To cause to bear a crop; as, to crop a field.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Crop \Crop\, v. i.
To yield harvest.

{To crop out}.
(a) (Geol.) To appear above the surface, as a seam or vein,
or inclined bed, as of coal.
(b) To come to light; to be manifest; to appear; as, the
peculiarities of an author crop out.

{To crop up}, to sprout; to spring up. ``Cares crop up in
villas.`` --Beaconsfield.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Crop \Crop\ (kr?p), n. [OE. crop, croppe, craw, top of a plant,
harvest, AS. crop, cropp, craw, top, bunch, ear of corn; akin
to D. krop craw, G. kropf, Icel. kroppr hump or bunch on the
body, body; but cf. also W. cropa, croppa, crop or craw of a
bird, Ir. & Gael. sgroban. Cf. {Croup}, {Crupper}, {Croup}.]
1. The pouchlike enlargement of the gullet of birds, serving
as a receptacle for food; the craw.

2. The top, end, or highest part of anything, especially of a
plant or tree. [Obs.] ``Crop and root.'' --Chaucer.

3. That which is cropped, cut, or gathered from a single
felld, or of a single kind of grain or fruit, or in a
single season; especially, the product of what is planted
in the earth; fruit; harvest.

Lab'ring the soil, and reaping plenteous crop, Corn,
wine, and oil. --Milton.

4. Grain or other product of the field while standing.

5. Anything cut off or gathered.

Guiltless of steel, and from the razor free, It
falls a plenteous crop reserved for thee. --Dryden.

6. Hair cut close or short, or the act or style of so
cutting; as, a convict's crop.

7. (Arch.) A projecting ornament in carved stone.
Specifically, a finial. [Obs.]

8. (Mining.)
(a) Tin ore prepared for smelting.
(b) Outcrop of a vein or seam at the surface. --Knight.

9. A riding whip with a loop instead of a lash.

{Neck and crop}, altogether; roughly and at once. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the yield from plants in a single growing season [syn: {harvest}]
2: the stock or handle of a whip
3: a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles
a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
[syn: {craw}]
v 1: as of hair; "She wanted her hair cropped short" [syn: {cut
2: prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
[syn: {cultivate}, {work}]
3: yield crops, of land: "This land crops well"
4: let (animals) feed in a field or pasture or meadow [syn: {graze},
5: feed as in a meadow or pasture; "the herd was grazing" [syn:
{browse}, {graze}, {range}, {pasture}]
6: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of "dress the
plants in the garden" [syn: {snip}, {clip}, {trim}, {lop},
{dress}, {prune}, {cut back}]

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