harvest
I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English hervest, from Old English hærfest; akin to Latin carpere to pluck, gather, Greek karpos fruit Date: before 12th century 1. the season for gathering in agricultural crops 2. the act or process of gathering in a crop 3. a. a mature crop (as of grain or fruit) ; yield b. the quantity of a natural product gathered in a single season <
deer harvest
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<
ice harvest
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4. an accumulated store or productive result <
a harvest of revenue
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II. verb Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to gather in (a crop) ; reap b. to gather, catch, hunt, or kill (as salmon, oysters, or deer) for human use, sport, or population control c. to remove or extract (as living cells, tissues, or organs) from culture or from a living or recently deceased body especially for transplanting 2. a. to accumulate a store of <
has now harvested this new generation's scholarly labors — M. J. Wiener
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b. to win by achievement <
the team harvested several awards
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intransitive verb to gather in a crop especially for food • harvestable adjectiveharvester noun

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  • Harvest — Har vest (h[aum]r v[e^]st), n. [OE. harvest, hervest, AS. h[ae]rfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG. herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr. karpo s fruit. Cf. {Carpet}.] 1. The gathering of a crop of any kind; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Harvest — Harvest, AL U.S. Census Designated Place in Alabama Population (2000): 3054 Housing Units (2000): 1146 Land area (2000): 12.423029 sq. miles (32.175497 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 12.423029… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • harvest — ► NOUN 1) the process or period of gathering in crops. 2) the season s yield or crop. ► VERB ▪ gather as a harvest. DERIVATIVES harvestable adjective harvester noun. ORIGIN Old English, «autumn» …   English terms dictionary

  • harvest — [här′vist] n. [ME hervest < OE hærfest, akin to Ger herbst (OHG herbist) < IE * (s)kerp < base * (s)ker , to cut > SHEAR, SHORT, L caro, flesh, cernere & Gr krinein, to separate, karpos, fruit: basic sense “time of cutting”] 1. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Harvest — Har vest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Harvested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Harvesting}.] To reap or gather, as any crop. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • harvest — vb *reap, glean, gather, garner Analogous words: collect, assemble (see GATHER): *accumulate, amass, hoard …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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