harvester vs reaper what difference

what is difference between harvester and reaper

English

Etymology

From harvest +‎ -er.

Noun

harvester (plural harvesters)

  1. (dated) A person who gathers the harvest (harvests the crop).
  2. A machine that gathers the harvest (harvests the crop).
  3. (computing) A program or algorithm that gathers data from a source.
  4. A North American butterfly, Feniseca tarquinius, whose larvae eat aphids and are the only entirely carnivorous caterpillars in North America
  5. Any butterfly of the lycaenid subfamily Miletinae to which this belongs, which are all carnivores.
  6. (Ireland) finnock (a young sea trout)

Derived terms

  • harvester ant
  • harvester butterfly
  • combine harvester (common short form: combine)

Translations

See also

  • reaper

Anagrams

  • Everharts, reharvest


English

Etymology

From Middle English reper, repare, repere, *riper (the last, attested only in surnames Ryper, Riper, etc.), from Old English rīpere (reaper), equivalent to reap +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -iːpə(ɹ)

Noun

reaper (plural reapers)

  1. One who reaps; a person employed to harvest crops from the fields by reaping.
  2. A machine used to harvest crops.
  3. (often with initial capital) Short for Grim Reaper.
    • 1976, Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult), “Don’t Fear the Reaper” (song)
      Don’t fear the Reaper / We’ll be able to fly
    • 1999, Karl S. Guthke, The Gender of Death: A Cultural History in Art and Literature (page 7)
      Why is the Grim Reaper a man? True, the noun ending would theoretically allow us to visualize the reaper as a woman as well, but we don’t.

Derived terms

  • Grim Reaper

Related terms

  • reap

Translations

Anagrams

  • Pearre, Perera, rerape

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