the cultivated produce of the ground, while growing or when gathered:
the wheat crop.
the yield of such produce for a particular season.
the yield of some other product in a season:
the crop of diamonds.
a supply produced.
a collection or group of persons or things appearing or occurring together:
this year’s crop of students.
the stock or handle of a whip.
Also called riding crop. a short riding whip consisting of a stock without a lash.
Also called craw. Zoology.
a pouch in the esophagus of many birds, in which food is held for later digestion or for regurgitation to nestlings.
a chamber or pouch in the foregut of arthropods and annelids for holding and partly crushing food.
the act of cropping.
a mark produced by clipping the ears, as of cattle.
a close-cropped hair style.
a head of hair so cut.
an entire tanned hide of an animal.
Mining. an outcrop of a vein or seam.
verb (used with object), cropped or (Archaic) cropt; cropping.
to cut off or remove the head or top of (a plant, grass, etc.).
to cut off the ends or a part of:
to crop the ears of a dog.
to cut short.
to clip the ears, hair, etc., of.
Photography. to cut off or mask the unwanted parts of (a print or negative).
to cause to bear a crop or crops.
to graze off (the tops of plants, grass, etc.):
The sheep cropped the lawn.
verb (used without object), cropped or (Archaic) cropt; cropping.
to bear or yield a crop or crops.
to feed by cropping or grazing.
Geology, Mining. to rise to the surface of the ground:
Veins of quartz crop out in the canyon walls.
to become evident or visible; occur:
A few cases of smallpox still crop out every now and then.
crop up, to appear, especially suddenly or unexpectedly:
A new problem cropped up.
the produce of cultivated plants, esp cereals, vegetables, and fruit
the amount of such produce in any particular season
the yield of some other farm produce: the lamb crop
a group of products, thoughts, people, etc, appearing at one time or in one season: a crop of new publications
the stock of a thonged whip
short for riding crop
a pouchlike expanded part of the oesophagus of birds, in which food is stored or partially digested before passing on to the gizzard
a similar structure in insects, earthworms, and other invertebrates
the entire tanned hide of an animal
a short cropped hairstyle See also Eton crop
a notch in or a piece cut out of the ear of an animal
the act of cropping
verb (mainly transitive) crops, cropping, cropped
to cut (hair, grass, etc) very short
to cut and collect (mature produce) from the land or plant on which it has been grown
to clip part of (the ear or ears) of (an animal), esp as a means of identification
(also intransitive) to cause (land) to bear or (of land) to bear or yield a crop: the land cropped well
(of herbivorous animals) to graze on (grass or similar vegetation)
(photog) to cut off or mask unwanted edges or areas of (a negative or print)
consolidated rules of practice
noun 1. a structure consisting essentially of an upright and a transverse piece, used to execute persons in ancient times. 2. any object, figure, or mark resembling a cross, as two intersecting lines. 3. a mark resembling a cross, usually an X, made instead of a signature by a person unable to write. 4. the […]
adjective 1. not crossed. 2. not marked with a line across: to leave one’s t’s uncrossed. verb (used with object) 1. to change from a crossed position, as the legs.
verb (used with object) 1. to change from a crossed position, as the legs.
adjective 1. filled to excess; packed. 2. filled with a crowd: crowded streets. 3. uncomfortably close together: crowded passengers on a bus. adjective 1. (of a confined space, area, etc) not containing too many people or things