English [ edit ]
Alternative forms [ edit ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle English , harvest , from hervest Old English ( hærfest “ autumn, harvest-time; August ”), from Proto-Germanic ( *harbistaz “ autumn, fall ”), from Proto-Indo-European , *kerp- ; cognate with West Frisian *skerp- , Dutch hjerst , German herfst , Middle Low German Herbst ( hervest “ autumn ”) (Dutch Low Saxon ( haarfst “ autumn ”)), Danish , also Latin høst 'to seize', Greek carpere ( καρπός karpós, “ fruit ”) and ( κείρω keírō, “ to cut off ”).
Pronunciation [ edit ]
harvest ( plural ) harvests
( UK dialectal ) The third season of the year; autumn; fall. The season of gathering ripened crops; specifically, the time of reaping and gathering grain.
The process of harvesting, gathering the ripened
yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered crops or fruits.
This year's cotton harvest was great but the corn harvest was disastrous.
To glean the broken ears after the man / That the main
( by extension ) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
The pope's principal
harvest was in the jubilee. Wordsworth
harvest of a quiet eye
( paganism ) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season.
: 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 20, The Dust of Conflict 
Hester Earle and Violet Wayne were moving about the aisle with bundles of wheat-ears and streamers of ivy, for the harvest thanksgiving was shortly to be celebrated, while the vicar stood waiting for their directions on the chancel steps with a great handful of crimson gladioli.
Synonyms [ edit ]
( season of the year ) : autumn, fall
( horti- or agricultural yield ) : crop
Translations [ edit ]
season of gathering the ripened crop
process of gathering the ripened crop
product or result of any exertion
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harvest ( third-person singular simple present , harvests present participle , harvesting simple past and past participle ) harvested
( transitive ) To bring in a harvest; reap; glean.
( intransitive ) To be occupied bringing in a harvest
Harvesting is a stressing, thirsty occupation
( transitive ) To win, achieve a gain.
The rising star harvested well-deserved acclaim, even an Oscar under 21
Translations [ edit ]
to bring in a harvest; reap
( حَصَدَ ḥaṣada) Armenian:
( բերքը հավաքել berkʿə havakʿel), ( հնձել hnjel) Ch'orti':
收穫 , (zh) 收获 ( (zh) shōuhuò) Czech:
oogsten , (nl) binnenhalen (nl) Esperanto:
please add this translation if you can Finnish:
récolter , (fr) moissonner , (fr) recueillir (fr) Georgian:
( მოსავლის აღება mosavlis aḡeba), ( მომკა momka) German:
ernten (de) Greek:
θερίζω ( (el) therízo), τρυγώ ( (el) trygó)
( θερίζω therízō) Hebrew:
please add this translation if you can Hindi:
please add this translation if you can Hungarian:
arat , (hu) szüretel (hu) Italian:
raccogliere , (it) mietere (it) Japanese:
収穫する ( (ja) しゅうかくする, shūkaku suru)
to be occupied bringing in a harvest
Derived terms [ edit ]