verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of harvest
Synonyms for harvest
Related Words for harvestedamass, gather, mow, pluck, collect, pick, accumulate, hoard, reap, cull, bin, plow, cut, squirrel, get, glean, acquire, crop, garner, cache
Examples from the Web for harvested
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of harvested
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.
Word Origin for harvest
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.