What does the word reaper mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • One who reaps.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A reaping machine.

Usage examples for reaper

  1. With a weariful jog of the head, it pursued its course at an awful even swinging pace: Death's own, Death's doer, his reaper,- he, the very Death of the Terrors. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. McCormick, foreseeing its future growth, located his reaper factory there. – Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
  3. Nor Time, nor Care, nor world's rude waves, Have had the power to chill The holy love which then we vowed, That is unclouded still; And until Death- the reaper- comes, It ne'er shall flow away- Our tide of love which first began Upon that April day. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur