harvest

[ hahr-vist ]
/ ˈhɑr vɪst /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to gather a crop; reap.

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Origin of harvest

before 950; Middle English; Old English hærfest; cognate with German Herbst “autumn”; akin to harrow1

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British Dictionary definitions for harvest

harvest
/ (ˈhɑːvɪst) /

noun

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

verb

Derived forms of harvest

harvesting, nounharvestless, adjective

Word Origin for harvest

Old English hærfest; related to Old Norse harfr harrow, Old High German herbist autumn, Latin carpere to pluck, Greek karpos fruit, Sanskrit krpāna shears
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