A harvest of different squash.
- 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.
- 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.
An example of harvest is picking tomatoes off the vine.
- 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
Origin of harvestMiddle English hervest from Old English hærfest, akin to German herbst (OHG herbist) from Indo-European an unverified form (s)kerp- from base an unverified form (s)ker-, to cut from source shear, short, Classical Latin caro, flesh, cernere and Classical Greek krinein, to separate, karpos, fruit: basic sense “time of cutting”
- 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
- 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 action: stuck with the harvest of a predecessor's decisions.
verbhar·vest·ed, har·vest·ing, har·vests
- 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 (land, for example).
- To receive or collect (energy): a turbine that harvests energy from tidal currents.
- To receive (the benefits or consequences of an action). See Synonyms at reap.
Origin of harvestMiddle English from Old English hærfest ; see kerp- in Indo-European roots.
- (UK dialectal) The third season of the year; autumn; fall.
- The season of gathering ripened crops; specifically, the time of reaping and gathering grain.
- The process of harvesting, gathering the ripened crop.
- The yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered crops or fruits.
- This year's cotton harvest was great but the corn harvest was disastrous.
- (by extension) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
- (paganism) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season.
(third-person singular simple present harvests, present participle harvesting, simple past and past participle harvested)
From Middle English harvest, hervest, from Old English hærfest (“autumn, harvest-time; August”), from Proto-Germanic *harbistaz (“autumn, fall”), from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-, *skerp-; cognate with West Frisian hjerst, Dutch herfst, German Herbst, Middle Low German hervest (“autumn”) (Dutch Low Saxon haarfst (“autumn”)), Danish høst, also Latin carpere 'to seize', Greek καρπός (karpos, “fruit”) and κείρω (keirō, “to cut off”).