Webster 1913 Edition
hærfestautumn; akin to LG.
herbst, and prob. to L.
carpereto pluck, Gr.
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.
harvest. . . shall not cease.
Gen. viii. 22.
harvest, when corn is ripe.
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
Joel iii. 13.
To glean the broken ears after the man
That the main
That the main
The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
The pope’s principal
harvestwas in the jubilee.
harvestof a quiet eye.
a marine fish of the Southern United States (–
Stromateus alepidotus); – called
whitingin Virginia. Also applied to the dollar fish.
an hemipterous insect of the genus–
Cicada, often called
the head reaper at a harvest.
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
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.–
a very small European field mouse (–
Mus minutus). It builds a globular nest on the stems of wheat and other plants.
an image representing Ceres, formerly carried about on the last day of harvest.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To reap or gather, as any crop.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The season of reaping and gathering in corn or other crops. It especially refers to the time of collecting corn or grain, which is the chief food of men, as wheat and rye. In Egypt and Syria, the wheat harvest is in April and May; in the south of Europe and of the United States, in June; in the Northern states of America, in July; and in the north of Europe,in August and September. In the United States,the harvest of maiz is mostly in October.
2.The ripe corn or grain collected and secured in barns or stacks. The harvest this year is abundant.
3.The product of labor; fruit or fruits.
Let us the harvest of our labor eat.
4.Fruit or fruits; effects; consequences.
He that sows iniquity will reap a harvest of woe.
5.In Scripture, harvest signifies figuratively the proper season for business.
He that sleepeth in harvest, is a son that causeth shame. Prov.10.
Also, a people whose sins have ripened them for judgment. Joel 3.
Also, the end of the world. Matt.13.
Also, a seasonable time for instructing men in the gospel. Matt.9.
harvest (plural harvests)
- (Britain dialectal) The third season of the year; autumn; fall.
- Harvest is usually very damp and rainy.
- The season of gathering ripened crops; specifically, the time of reaping and gathering grain.
- The process of gathering the ripened crop; harvesting.
- The yield of harvesting, i.e., the gathered crops or fruits.
- This year's cotton harvest was great but the corn harvest was disastrous.
- 1911, Jack London, The Whale Tooth
- The frizzle-headed man-eaters were loath to leave their fleshpots so long as the harvest of human carcases was plentiful. Sometimes, when the harvest was too plentiful, they imposed on the missionaries by letting the word slip out that on such a day there would be a killing and a barbecue.
- To glean the broken ears after the man / That the main harvest reaps.
- (by extension) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
- The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
- the 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, in 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.
autumn, fall — see autumn
season of gathering the ripened crop
process of gathering the ripened crop
yield of harvesting
product or result of any exertion
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
to be occupied bringing in a harvest
to win, achieve a gain
- harvest bug
- harvest fish
- harvest fly
- harvest home
- harvest louse
- harvest mite
- harvest moon
- harvest mouse
- harvest queen
- harvest spider
- harvest time