Word of the Day: Reap
reap / rēp
1. to cut or gather the harvest
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894
2. to receive a return or result
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.
Thomas Paine, 1737 – 1809
From the Anglo-Saxon verb reopan/repan/ripan (tear, pull out, pluck, reap) through the Middle English verb repen/ripen of the same meaning.
Thank you to Allen Ward for providing this etymology.