Definition of Harvest

1. Noun. The yield from plants in a single growing season.

Exact synonyms: Crop
Generic synonyms: Output, Yield
Specialized synonyms: Fruitage
Derivative terms: Crop, Crop, Crop

2. Verb. Gather, as of natural products. "They harvest rye in the field"; "Harvest the grapes"
Exact synonyms: Glean, Reap
Specialized synonyms: Cut
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Derivative terms: Gleaner, Harvester, Harvester, Harvesting, Reaper, Reaper

3. Noun. The consequence of an effort or activity. "A harvest of love"

4. 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"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

5. Noun. The gathering of a ripened crop.
Exact synonyms: Harvest Home, Harvesting
Generic synonyms: Gather, Gathering
Specialized synonyms: Haying

6. Noun. The season for gathering crops.
Exact synonyms: Harvest Time
Group relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Season, Time Of Year

Definition of Harvest

1. n. 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. v. t. To reap or gather, as any crop.

Definition of Harvest

1. Noun. The process of harvesting, gathering the ripened crop. ¹

2. Noun. The yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered, cut ... fruits of horti- or agri-culture (usually a food - or industrial crop) ¹

3. Noun. (by extension) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward. ¹

4. Noun. (context: paganism) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To bring in a harvest; reap; glean. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To be occupied bringing in a harvest ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To win, achieve a gain. ¹

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Definition of Harvest

1. to gather a crop [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Harvest

1. 1. 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. "Seedtime and harvest . . . Shall not cease." (Gen viii. 22) "At harvest, when corn is ripe." (Tyndale) 2. That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gathed; a crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc), or fruit. "Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe." (Joel III. 13) "To glean the broken ears after the man That the main harvest reaps." (Shak) 3. The product or result of any exertion or labour; gain; reward. "The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee." (Fuller) "The harvest of a quiet eye." (Wordsworth) Harvest fish See Daddy longlegs. Origin: OE. Harvest, hervest, AS. Haerfest autumn; akin to LG. Harfst, D. Herfst, OHG. Herbist, G. Herbst, and prob. To L. Carpere to pluck, Gr. Fruit. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Harvest

harvest (current term)
harvest bug
harvest fly
harvest home
harvest mite
harvest mites
harvest moon
harvest mouse
harvest time
harvest times
harvester ant

Literary usage of Harvest

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"This formed the close of the harvest-festival and was known as " the Cock-catching," and the beer which was served out to the reapers at this time went by ..."

2. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"HOPE FOR A harvest A Comedy in Three Acts BY SOPHIE TREADWELL THE second Theatre Guild play of the season was Sophie Treadwell's "Hope for a harvest," with ..."

3. English Synonyms and Antonyms: With Notes on the Correct Use of Prepositions by James Champlin Fernald (1914)
""The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few," Luke x, 2. "Lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest," John ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"IDYL VII THE harvest FEAST [The poet, making his way through the noonday heat with two friends to a harvest feast, meets the goatherd Lycidas. ..."

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