What does harvest mean?

Definitions for harvest
ˈhɑr vɪsthar·vest

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word harvest.

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"


  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

  5. Origin: [OE. harvest, hervest, AS. hrfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG. herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr. karpo`s fruit. Cf. Carpet.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Harvest

    här′vest, n. the time of gathering in the ripened crops: the crops gathered in: fruits: the product of any labour: consequences.—v.t. to reap and gather in.—ns. Har′vest-bug, -louse, -tick, a mite or tick of minute size, abundant late in summer, and very troublesome to people with delicate skins; Har′vester, a reaper in harvests; Har′vest-feast, the feast made at the ingathering of harvest; Har′vest-field, a field where a harvest is or has been; Har′vest-fly, in U.S. the popular name for a species of cicada; Har′vest-home, the bringing home of the harvest: the feast held at the bringing home of the harvest; Har′vest-lord, the head-reaper at the harvest; Har′vest-man (B.), a labourer in harvest; Har′vest-moon, the full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, rising nearly at the same hour for several days; Har′vest-mouse, a very small species of mouse, building its nest in the stalks of growing corn; Har′vest-queen, an image of Ceres, the queen or goddess of fruits, in ancient times carried about on the last day of harvest. [A.S. hærfest; Ger. herbst, Dut. herfst.]

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  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

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How to say harvest in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harvest in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harvest in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of harvest in a Sentence

  1. Austin O'Malley:

    Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.

  2. Christina Petrowsky:

    Autumn is the bite of the harvest apple.

  3. Famous Proverb:

    Religious contention is the devil's harvest

  4. Ghulam Raza:

    Now no one chops down trees to harvest fuelwood.

  5. American Proverb:

    A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment.

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  • حَصَدَ, حِصَادArabic
  • sklízet, sklizeňCzech
  • cynheafWelsh
  • høstDanish
  • ernten, ErnteGerman
  • θερισμός, τρυγώ, αποκομίζω, θερίζω, σοδειά, καρπός, συγκομιδή, θέρος, τρύγοςGreek
  • rikoltaĵo, rikoltoEsperanto
  • cosecha, cosecharSpanish
  • uztaBasque
  • دستاورد, برداشت, محصول, درودنPersian
  • sadonkorjuuaika, korjata, sato, sadonkorjuujuhla, sadonkorjuu, tuotosFinnish
  • récolte, moisson, moissonner, récolter, recueillirFrench
  • fómharIrish
  • buainScottish Gaelic
  • फ़सलHindi
  • arat, szüretelHungarian
  • հունձ, [[բերքը]] [[հավաքել]], բերք, հնձելArmenian
  • panenIndonesian
  • raccolto, messe, mietere, festa del raccolto, mietitura, raccogliere, fruttoItalian
  • 収穫Japanese
  • მოსავლის აღება, მომკაGeorgian
  • 수확, 수확하다Korean
  • reditus, messis, metō, dēmetōLatin
  • RekoltLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ražaLatvian
  • kotinga, hauhakengaMāori
  • oogst, oogsten, gewin, winnen, behalen, oogstfeest, binnenhalen, opbrengstDutch
  • høsting, høste, avlingNorwegian
  • żniwa, zbieraćPolish
  • colher, messe, segar, colheitaPortuguese
  • aymurayQuechua
  • recoltă, strânsură, cules, secera, seceriș, rod, strânge, culegeRomanian
  • [[убира́ть]] [[урожа́й]], урожа́й, убо́рка, жа́тва, [[собира́ть]] [[урожа́й]], страда́, сборRussian
  • žetvaSerbo-Croatian
  • skörd, skördefest, skördaSwedish
  • அறுவடைTamil
  • పంట, దిగుబడిTelugu
  • เกี่ยวThai
  • aniTagalog
  • hasat, hasıla, rekolteTurkish
  • mùa màngVietnamese
  • klopön, hodiklopot, klopam, pötetiklopot, klop, klopot, greniklopotVolapük

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