WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
har•vest /ˈhɑrvɪst/USA pronunciation
v. [~ + object]
Agricultureto gather (a crop or the like); reap:It was time to harvest the grain.
Agricultureto gather the crop from:to harvest the fields.
to accumulate; gather:harvested the results of their research.
to take for use:harvesting salmon from the river.
- AgricultureAlso,ˈhar•vest•ing. the gathering of crops:helped with the harvest.
- Agriculturethe season when ripened crops are gathered.
- Agriculturea crop or yield of one growing season:a harvest of wheat.
- the result of any act, process, or event:the harvest of twenty years of research.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
harvest /ˈhɑːvɪst/ n
- the gathering of a ripened crop
- the crop itself or the yield from it in a single growing season
- the season for gathering crops
- the product of an effort, action, etc: a harvest of love
Etymology: Old English hærfest; related to Old Norse harfr harrow, Old High German herbist autumn, Latin carpere to pluck, Greek karpos fruit, Sanskrit krpāna shearsˈharvesting n
- to gather or reap (a ripened crop) from (the place where it has been growing)
- (transitive) to receive or reap (benefits, consequences, etc)
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