Meaning of harvest


The harvest is the time when you reap what you sow. As a verb, to harvest something means that you pick or gather it. You might harvest your sweet corn late in the summer.

As a noun, harvest means the time of year when crops are ripe and ready to be gathered. The picked crop is also called a harvest: a bumper crop is a plentiful harvest, and a poor harvest is when things didn’t grow as well as expected. As a verb, to harvest something is to gather, trap, or cull it. You can harvest a soybean crop, you can harvest beaver pelts, or you can harvest tissues or organs for transplants.

Definitions of harvest
  1. noun

    the gathering of a ripened crop


    harvest home, harvesting

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    the harvesting of hay
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    gather, gathering

    the act of gathering something

  2. noun

    the yield from plants in a single growing season



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    the yield of fruit
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    output, yield

    production of a certain amount

  3. noun

    the season for gathering crops


    harvest time

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    type of:

    season, time of year

    one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions

  4. noun

    the consequence of an effort or activity

    “they gathered a
    harvest of examples”
    harvest of love”
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    consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

  5. verb

    gather, as of natural products

    harvest the grapes”

    glean, reap

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    reap or harvest
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    collect, garner, gather, pull together

    assemble or get together

  6. verb

    remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation

    “The Chinese are said to
    harvest organs from executed criminals”
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    type of:

    remove, take, take away, withdraw

    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

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