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.
- har·vest·a·ble, adjective
- har·vest·a·bil·i·ty, noun
- har·vest·less, adjective
- half-har·vest·ed, adjective
- post·har·vest, adjective
- pre·har·vest, noun
- re·har·vest, verb
- un·har·vest·ed, adjective
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How to use harvest in a sentence
The Pilgrims gather around a harvest table while the members of the Wampanoag tribe largely sit to one side in their own group.
Enhanced, super-specialized versions of today’s large-scale, single-crop agriculture could leave farms increasingly vulnerable to a harvest catastrophe.New Veggies for a Warming Planet - Issue 92: Frontiers | Viviane Callier | November 4, 2020 | Nautilus
This occurs when reduced timber harvests brought about by offset projects simply lead to increased harvesting elsewhere.How Amazon’s offsets could exaggerate its progress toward “net zero” emissions | James Temple | November 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In regions where tide differentials are big, such as Georgia, parts of Florida, and the Carolinas, low tide is best for easy harvest of oysters.14 wild edibles you can pull right out of the ocean | By Bob McNally/Field & Stream | October 19, 2020 | Popular-Science
Soy delays may have some consequences for corn and cotton planted just after the oilseed harvest.Coffee prices could surge soon as La Nina heat scorches world’s largest crop supply | Rachel King | September 29, 2020 | Fortune
Despite the trade officially being banned, he explains, timber was still locally harvested and sold.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Agave plants take up to 10 years to mature before being 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? | IranWire | August 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Scott Bixby | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Each discovery—many harvested from simple Google Books searches—drew Warmuth in deeper and deeper.
Rye is now being harvested, and is quite heavy: in fact, all the crops promise abundant harvests.Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
If the tobacco of the tropics is fragrant while growing, it is doubly so after being harvested and carried to the sheds.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The seed plants should be left standing some six or eight weeks after the other plants have been harvested.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
They vary with the climate, the topography, the size of the timber, and the kind of product to be harvested.Our National Forests | Richard H. Douai Boerker
The coming sickly season would make it impossible to pursue them till their growing crops were harvested.Four American Indians | Edson L. Whitney
British Dictionary definitions for harvest
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, etc: a 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
- harvesting, noun
- harvestless, adjective
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