Definitions for: Harvest

[n] the season for gathering crops
[n] the gathering of a ripened crop
[n] the consequence of an effort or activity; "they gathered a harvest of examples"; "a harvest of love"
[n] the yield from plants in a single growing season
[v] gather, as of as crops

Webster (1913) Definition: Har"vest, 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. ? fruit. Cf.
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 gath??ed; a
crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit.

Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.
--Joel iii.

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;

The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.

The harvest of a quiet eye. --Wordsworth.

Harvest fish (Zo["o]l.), a marine fish of the Southern
United States (Stromateus alepidotus); -- called
whiting in Virginia. Also applied to the dollar fish.

Harvest fly (Zo["o]l.), an hemipterous insect of the genus
Cicada, often called locust. See Cicada.

Harvest lord, the head reaper at a harvest. [Obs.]

Harvest mite (Zo["o]l.), 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

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

Harvest mouse (Zo["o]l.), 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 pepresenting Ceres, formerly
carried about on the last day of harvest. --Milton.

Harvest spider. (Zo["o]l.) See Daddy longlegs.

Har"vest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harvested; p. pr. &
vb. n. Harvesting.]
To reap or gather, as any crop.

Synonyms: crop, glean, harvest home, harvest time, harvesting, reap

See Also: agriculture, cash crop, catch crop, collect, consequence, cover crop, cut, effect, event, farming, fruitage, garner, gather, gather, gathering, haying, husbandry, issue, outcome, output, pull together, result, root crop, season, time of year, upshot, yield

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