verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- harvard chair,
- harvard classification,
- harvard frame,
- harvard, john,
- harvest bug,
- harvest fish,
- harvest fly,
- harvest home,
- harvest index
Origin of harvest
Examples from the Web for unharvested
The fields were a brilliant yellow, rich and heavy with the unharvested grain.Lady of the Decoration|Frances Little
The first move was to buy a forty-acre field of unharvested corn.Memoirs of John R. Young|John Young
She was already famous and her laurels were yet unharvested.The Touchstone|Edith Wharton
It needs only a starting-point, or jumping-off place, whence it can plunge into the unharvested seas of the unknown.
Here was pasture profitable enough to some: to others barren as the unharvested sea.The Passionate Elopement|Compton Mackenzie
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.