- ( US ) IPA: /ˈhɑɹ.vɪst/
- ( UK ) IPA: /ˈhɑːvɪst/
- ( Australia ) IPA: /ˈhaːvəst/
- The process of harvesting, gathering the ripened crop .
- The yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered, cut ... fruits of horti- or agri-culture ( usually a food - or industrial crop )
- ( by extension ) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward .
- ( paganism ) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season .
Middle English hervest, from Old English hærfest; cognate with Middle Saxon/Low German hervest ( “autumn” )( Saxon/Low German harvst ( “autumn” ) ), Latin carpere 'to seize', Greek καρπός ( karpos, “fruit” ) and κείρω ( keirō, “to cut off” ) .
harvest ( plural: harvests )
Explanation of harvest by Wordnet Dictionary
- harvest the grapes
- Harvest ( härvĕst ), n. [OE. harvest, hervest, AS. hærfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG. herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr. καρπός fruit. Cf. Carpet.]
1. The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits, late summer or early autumn.
Seedtime and harvest . . . shall not cease. Gen. viii. 22.
At harvest, when corn is ripe. Tyndale.
2. That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gathered; a crop, as of grain ( wheat, maize, etc. ), or fruit.
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Joel iii. 13.
To glean the broken ears after the man
That the main harvest reaps. Shak.
3. The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee. Fuller.
The harvest of a quiet eye. Wordsworth.
Harvest fish ( Zool. ), a marine fish of the Southern United States ( Stromateus alepidotus ); -- called whiting in Virginia. Also applied to the dollar fish. -- Harvest fly ( Zool. ), an hemipterous insect of the genus Cicada, often called locust. See Cicada. -- Harvest lord, the head reaper at a harvest. [Obs.] Tusser. -- Harvest mite ( Zool. ), a minute European mite ( Leptus autumnalis ), of a bright crimson color, which is troublesome by penetrating the skin of man and domestic animals; -- called also harvest louse, and harvest bug. -- Harvest moon, the moon near the full at the time of harvest in England, or about the autumnal equinox, when, by reason of the small angle that is made by the moon's orbit with the horizon, it rises nearly at the same hour for several days. -- Harvest mouse ( Zool. ), a very small European field mouse ( Mus minutus ). It builds a globular nest on the stems of wheat and other plants. -- Harvest queen, an image representing Ceres, formerly carried about on the last day of harvest.
Milton.. -- Harvest spider. ( Zool. ) See Daddy longlegs.
- Harvest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harvested; p. pr. & vb. n. Harvesting.] To reap or gather, as any crop.
Definition of harvest by GCIDE Dictionary