Alternative forms 
From Middle English harvest, hervest, from Old English hærfest (“autumn, harvest-time; August”), from Proto-Germanic *harbistaz (“autumn, fall”), from Proto-Indo-European *kerp-, *skerp-; cognate with West Frisian hjerst, Dutch herfst, German Herbst, Middle Saxon/Low German hervest (“autumn”) (Saxon/Low German harvst (“autumn”)), Danish høst, also Latin carpere 'to seize', Greek καρπός (karpos, “fruit”) and κείρω (keirō, “to cut off”).
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 crop.
- The yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered, cut ... fruits of horti- or agri-culture (usually a food - or industrial crop)
- This year's cotton harvest was great but the corn harvest disastrous
- (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.
- 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.
- (season of the year): autumn, fall
- (horti- or agricultural yield): crop
process of harvesting, gathering the ripened crop
product or result of any exertion
pagan ceremony around the autumn equinox
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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
to bring in a harvest; reap
- Arabic: حصد (ar) (HáSada)
- Egyptian Arabic: يحصد (yuḥṣud) m
- Armenian: please add this translation if you can
- Ch'orti': ch'amoh
- Mandarin: 收穫 (cmn), 收获 (cmn) (shōuhuò)
- Czech: sklízet (cs)
- Dutch: oogsten (nl), binnenhalen (nl)
- Esperanto: please add this translation if you can
- Finnish: korjata (fi) (sato)
- French: récolter (fr), moissonner (fr), recueillir (fr)
- Georgian: მოსავლის აღება (ka) (mosavlis aḡeba) , მომკა (ka) (momka)
- German: ernten (de)
- Greek: θερίζω (el) (therízo) , τρυγώ (el) (trygó)
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- Hungarian: arat (hu), szüretel (hu)
- Italian: raccogliere (it), mietere (it)
- Japanese: 収穫 (しゅうかく, shūkaku), 収穫する (ja) (しゅうかくする, shūkaku-suru)
to be occupied bringing in a harvest
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