Definitions for Harvestˈhɑr vɪst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

har•vestˈhɑr vɪst

  1. (n.)Also, har′vest•ing. the gathering of crops.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. the season when ripened crops are gathered.

    Category: Agriculture

  3. a crop or yield of one growing season.

    Category: Agriculture

  4. a supply of anything gathered at maturity and stored:

    a harvest of wheat.

  5. the result or consequence of any act, process, or event:

    a harvest of memories.

  6. (v.t.)to gather (a crop or the like); reap.

    Category: Agriculture

  7. to gather the crop from:

    to harvest the fields.

    Category: Agriculture

  8. to gain, win, etc. (a prize, product, etc.).

  9. to catch or take for use:

    to harvest salmon from the river.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  10. (v.i.)to gather a crop; reap.

Origin of harvest:

bef. 950; ME; OE hærfest, c. OHG herbist, ON haust; akin to harrow1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. crop, harvest(noun)

    the yield from plants in a single growing season

  2. harvest(noun)

    the consequence of an effort or activity

    "they gathered a harvest of examples"; "a harvest of love"

  3. harvest, harvesting, harvest home(noun)

    the gathering of a ripened crop

  4. harvest, harvest time(verb)

    the season for gathering crops

  5. reap, harvest, glean(verb)

    gather, as of natural products

    "harvest the grapes"

  6. harvest(verb)

    remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation

    "The Chinese are said to harvest organs from executed criminals"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. harvest(noun)ˈɑɑrvəst

    the activity of collecting a crop, or the time when this happens

    the time when the harvest begins

  2. harvestˈɑɑrvəst

    the amount collected when a crop is harvested

    a good harvest

  3. harvest(verb)ˈɑɑrvəst

    to collect a crop


  1. harvest(Noun)

    The process of harvesting, gathering the ripened crop.

  2. harvest(Noun)

    The yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered, cut ... fruits of horti- or agri-culture (usually a food - or industrial crop)

    This year's cotton harvest was great but the corn harvest disastrous

  3. harvest(Noun)

    The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.

  4. harvest(Noun)

    A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season.

  5. harvest(Verb)

    To bring in a harvest; reap; glean.

  6. harvest(Verb)

    To be occupied bringing in a harvest

    Harvesting is a stressing, thirsty occupation

  7. harvest(Verb)

    To win, achieve a gain.

    The rising star harvested well-deserved acclaim, even an Oscar under 21

  8. Origin: hervest, from hærfest; cognate with Middle Saxon/Low German hervest(Saxon/Low German harvst), Latin carpere 'to seize', Greek καρπός and κείρω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harvest(noun)

    the gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits, late summer or early autumn

  2. Harvest(noun)

    that which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gath//ed; a crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit

  3. Harvest(noun)

    the product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward

  4. Harvest(verb)

    to reap or gather, as any crop


  1. Harvest

    Harvest is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper. The harvest marks the end of the growing season, or the growing cycle for a particular crop, and social importance of this event makes it the focus of seasonal celebrations such as a harvest festival, found in many religions. On smaller farms with minimal mechanization, harvesting is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season. On large, mechanized farms, harvesting utilizes the most expensive and sophisticated farm machinery, like the combine harvester. Harvesting in general usage includes an immediate post-harvest handling, all of the actions taken immediately after removing the crop—cooling, sorting, cleaning, packing—up to the point of further on-farm processing, or shipping to the wholesale or consumer market.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Harvest' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4564

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Harvest' in Nouns Frequency: #2871

Translations for Harvest

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the gathering in of ripened crops

the rice harvest.

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