- Also har·vest·ing. the gathering of crops.
- the season when ripened crops are gathered.
- a crop or yield of one growing season.See Synonym Study at crop.
- a supply of anything gathered at maturity and stored: a harvest of wheat.
- the result or consequence of any act, process, or event: The journey yielded a harvest of wonderful memories.
- to gather (a crop or the like); reap.
- to gather the crop from: to harvest the fields.
- to gain, win, or use (a prize, product, or result of any past act, process, etc.): She has finally harvested the rewards of her dedication.
- to catch, take, or remove (animals), especially for food: Fishermen harvested hundreds of salmon from the river.
- to collect (any resource) for future use: to harvest solar energy; spammers who harvest email addresses.
- to extract (an organ or tissue) from a living or dead body, as for transplantation or research: to harvest a kidney; to harvest embryos.
- to gather a crop; reap.
Origin of harvest
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Examples from the Web for harvested
Apparently, a great deal can be harvested with only 70 flowerpots.As Iran’s Marijuana Trade Thrives, Is It Becoming a Nation of Stoners?
August 10, 2014
When it was harvested en masse, it was frequently ground up as fertilizer.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered
June 7, 2014
The more sugar in the harvested grapes, the rule mandates, the better the wine.Germany’s Wine Revolution Is Just Getting Started
April 26, 2014
Had they killed this woman and harvested her organs, they would have saved a lot of lives.The Mistakes We Make
October 24, 2012
Gems used as embellishments are often harvested from the earth with no regard to environmental standards.The Dazzling Mrs. Colin Firth
Barbie Latza Nadeau
March 5, 2011
She talked of corn, how it was planted and harvested, with what rites and festivals.The Trail Book
There was ever much labor, much life expended, and much life realized and harvested.Fruitfulness
They know that, without the migratory worker, most of the crops wouldn't get harvested.See?
Edward G. Robles
The rye was reaped, the wheat and oats were harvested, and the flax was pulled.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
Charles Carleton Coffin
After the rice is harvested, there are different modes of treating it.
- 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, etca harvest of love
- to gather or reap (a ripened crop) from (the place where it has been growing)
- (tr) to receive or reap (benefits, consequences, etc)
- (tr) mainly US to remove (an organ) from the body for transplantation
Word Origin and History for harvested
c.1400, from harvest (n.). Of wild animals, from 1947; of cells, from 1946. Related: Harvested; harvesting.
Old English hærfest "autumn, period between August and November," from Proto-Germanic *harbitas (cf. Old Saxon hervist, Old Frisian and Dutch herfst, German Herbst "autumn," Old Norse haust "harvest"), from PIE *kerp- "to gather, pluck, harvest" (cf. Sanskrit krpana- "sword," krpani "shears;" Greek karpos "fruit," karpizomai "make harvest of;" Latin carpere "to cut, divide, pluck;" Lithuanian kerpu "cut;" Middle Irish cerbaim "cut").
The borrowing of autumn and the use of fall in a seasonal sense gradually focused the meaning of harvest to "the time of gathering crops" (mid-13c.), then to the action itself and the product of the action (after c.1300). Figurative use by 1530s. Harvest home (1590s) is the occasion of bringing home the last of the harvest; harvest moon (1706) is that which is full within a fortnight of the autumnal equinox.