WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
har•vest /ˈhɑrvɪst/USA pronunciation n. [countable] 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.
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.

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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
  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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