cropping

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Intercrop \In"ter*crop'\, verb (used with an object) & i. [imp. & p. p. {-cropped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {-cropping}.] (Agric.) To cultivate by planting simultaneous crops in alternate rows; as, to intercrop an orchard. Also, to use for catch crops at seasons when the ground is not covered by crops of the regular rotation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crop \Crop\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Cropped} (kr[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cropping}.]

1. To cut off the tops or tips of; to bite or pull off; to browse; to pluck; to mow; to reap.

I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one. --Ezek. xvii. 22.

2. Fig.: To cut off, as if in harvest.

Death . . . .crops the growing boys. --Creech.

3. To cause to bear a crop; as, to crop a field.

4. to cut off an unnecessary portion at the edges; -- of photographs and other two-dimensional images; as, to crop her photograph up to the shoulders. [PJC]


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