WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
har•vest /ˈhɑrvɪst/USA pronunciation n. 
    [countable]
  1. AgricultureAlso,ˈhar•vest•ing. the gathering of crops:helped with the harvest.
  2. Agriculturethe season when ripened crops are gathered.
  3. Agriculturea crop or yield of one growing season:a harvest of wheat.
  4. the result of any act, process, or event:the harvest of twenty years of research.

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.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    harvest /ˈhɑːvɪst/ n
    1. the gathering of a ripened crop
    2. the crop itself or the yield from it in a single growing season
    3. the season for gathering crops
    4. the product of an effort, action, etc: a harvest of love
    vb
    1. to gather or reap (a ripened crop) from (the place where it has been growing)
    2. (transitive) to receive or reap (benefits, consequences, etc)
    Etymology: Old English hærfest; related to Old Norse harfr harrow, Old High German herbist autumn, Latin carpere to pluck, Greek karpos fruit, Sanskrit krpāna shears

    ˈharvesting n



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