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CROP (cropped, cropping)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crop mean? 

CROP (noun)
  The noun CROP has 6 senses:

1. the yield from plants in a single growing season
2. a cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale
3. a collection of people or things appearing together
4. the output of something in a season
5. the stock or handle of a whip
6. a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food

  Familiarity information: CROP used as a noun is common.


CROP (verb)
  The verb CROP has 6 senses:

1. cut short
2. prepare for crops
3. yield crops
4. let feed in a field or pasture or meadow
5. feed as in a meadow or pasture
6. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

  Familiarity information: CROP used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CROP (noun)


Sense 1crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The yield from plants in a single growing season

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

crop; harvest

Hypernyms ("crop" is a kind of...):

output; yield (production of a certain amount)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crop"):

fruitage (the yield of fruit)


Sense 2crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A cultivated plant that is grown commercially on a large scale

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("crop" is a kind of...):

flora; plant; plant life (a living organism lacking the power of locomotion)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crop"):

cash crop (a readily salable crop that is grown and gathered for the market (as vegetables or cotton or tobacco))

catch crop (a crop that grows quickly (e.g. lettuce) and can be planted between two regular crops grown in successive seasons or between two rows of crops in the same season)

cover crop (crop planted to prevent soil erosion and provide green manure)

field crop (a crop (other than fruits or vegetables) that is grown for agricultural purposes)

root crop (crop grown for its enlarged roots: e.g. beets; potatoes; turnips)


Sense 3crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A collection of people or things appearing together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the annual crop of students brings a new crop of ideas

Hypernyms ("crop" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


Sense 4crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The output of something in a season

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the latest crop of fashions is about to hit the stores

Hypernyms ("crop" is a kind of...):

end product; output (final product; the things produced)


Sense 5crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The stock or handle of a whip

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("crop" is a kind of...):

grip; handgrip; handle; hold (the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it)

Holonyms ("crop" is a part of...):

whip (an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping)


Sense 6crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

craw; crop

Hypernyms ("crop" is a kind of...):

breadbasket; stomach; tum; tummy (an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion)


CROP (verb)


Sense 1crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut short

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

She wanted her hair cropped short

Hypernyms (to "crop" is one way to...):

cut (shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepare for crops

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

crop; cultivate; work

Context examples:

Work the soil / cultivate the land

Hypernyms (to "crop" is one way to...):

fix; gear up; prepare; ready; set; set up (make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc)

Domain category:

agriculture; farming; husbandry (the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "crop"):

overcrop; overcultivate (to exhaust by excessive cultivation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Yield crops

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

This land crops well

Hypernyms (to "crop" is one way to...):

bear; turn out (bring forth,)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 4crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Let feed in a field or pasture or meadow

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pasture; graze; crop

Hypernyms (to "crop" is one way to...):

feed; give (give food to)

Domain category:

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "crop"):

grass (feed with grass)

drift (drive slowly and far afield for grazing)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They crop the animals


Sense 5crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Feed as in a meadow or pasture

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

graze; pasture; browse; crop; range

Context example:

the herd was grazing

Hypernyms (to "crop" is one way to...):

eat; feed (take in food; used of animals only)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

Sentence example:

The animals crop


Sense 6crop [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

prune; snip; lop; cut back; clip; crop; trim; dress

Context example:

dress the plants in the garden

Hypernyms (to "crop" is one way to...):

thin out (make sparse)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "crop"):

disbud (thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers)

pinch; top (cut the top off)

poll; pollard (convert into a pollard)

shear (cut with shears)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

They crop the trees


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