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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
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]
  1. Agricultureto gather (a crop or the like);
    reap:It was time to harvest the grain.
  2. Agricultureto gather the crop from:to harvest the fields.
  3. to accumulate;
    gather:harvested the results of their research.
  4. to take for use:harvesting salmon from the river.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
har•vest  (härvist),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. AgricultureAlso,  harvest•ing. the gathering of crops.
  2. Agriculturethe season when ripened crops are gathered.
  3. Agriculturea crop or yield of one growing season.
  4. a supply of anything gathered at maturity and stored:a harvest of wheat.
  5. the result or consequence of any act, process, or event:The journey yielded a harvest of wonderful memories.

v.t. 
  1. Agricultureto gather (a crop or the like);
    reap.
  2. Agricultureto gather the crop from:to harvest the fields.
  3. to gain, win, acquire, or use (a prize, product, or result of any past act, process, plan, etc.).
  4. to catch, take, or remove for use:Fishermen harvested hundreds of salmon from the river.

v.i. 
  1. to gather a crop;
    reap.
harvest•a•ble, adj. 
har′vest•a•bili•ty, n. 
harvest•less, adj. 
  • bef. 950; Middle English; Old English hærfest; cognate with German Herbst autumn; akin to harrow1
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  crop. 
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged accumulation, collection, product, return, proceeds.


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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