The definition of harvest is the crop that has ripened in a season, the season when the crop is ripe or the amount of the crop that is ripe.noun
- An example of harvest is a wheelbarrow full of zucchini.
- An example of harvest is late September.
Harvest is defined as to gather a crop.verb
An example of harvest is picking tomatoes off the vine.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- the time of the year when matured grain, fruit, vegetables, etc. are reaped and gathered in
- a season's yield of grain, fruit, etc. when gathered in or ready to be gathered in; crop
- the gathering in of a crop
- the outcome or consequence of any effort or series of events: the tyrant's harvest of hate
Origin: ME hervest < OE hærfest, akin to Ger herbst (OHG herbist) < IE *(s)kerp- < base *(s)ker-, to cut > shear, short, L caro, flesh, cernere & Gr krinein, to separate, karpos, fruit: basic sense “time of cutting”
transitive verb, intransitive verb
- to gather in (a crop, etc.)
- to gather the crop from (a field)
- to catch, shoot, trap, etc. (fish or game), usually in an intensive, systematic way, as for commercial purposes
- to get (something) as the result of an action or effort
- to remove (body parts) for transplantation
- harvestable adjective
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- The act or process of gathering a crop.
- a. The crop that ripens or is gathered in a season.b. The amount or measure of the crop gathered in a season.c. The time or season of such gathering.
- The result or consequence of an activity.
- a. To gather (a crop).b. To take or kill (fish or deer, for example) for food, sport, or population control.c. To extract from a culture or a living or recently deceased body, especially for transplantation: harvested bone marrow.
- To gather a crop from.
- To receive (the benefits or consequences of an action). See Synonyms at reap.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English hǽrfest; see kerp- in Indo-European roots.
- harˈvest·a·ble adjective
- harˌvest·a·bilˈi·ty noun