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harvest

The harvest is the time when you reap what you sow. As a verb, to harvest something means that you pick or gather it. You might harvest your sweet corn late in the summer.

As a noun, harvest means the time of year when crops are ripe and ready to be gathered. The picked crop is also called a harvest: a bumper crop is a plentiful harvest, and a poor harvest is when things didn’t grow as well as expected. As a verb, to harvest something is to gather, trap, or cull it. You can harvest a soybean crop, you can harvest beaver pelts, or you can harvest tissues or organs for transplants.

Definitions of harvest
  1. noun
    the gathering of a ripened crop
    synonyms: harvest home, harvesting
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    types:
    haying
    the harvesting of hay
    type of:
    gather, gathering
    the act of gathering something
  2. noun
    the yield from plants in a single growing season
    synonyms: crop
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    types:
    fruitage
    the yield of fruit
    type of:
    output, yield
    production of a certain amount
  3. noun
    the season for gathering crops
    synonyms: harvest time
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    type of:
    season, time of year
    one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
  4. noun
    the consequence of an effort or activity
    “they gathered a harvest of examples”
    “a harvest of love”
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    type of:
    consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot
    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
  5. verb
    gather, as of natural products
    harvest the grapes”
    synonyms: glean, reap
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    types:
    cut
    reap or harvest
    type of:
    collect, garner, gather, pull together
    assemble or get together
  6. verb
    remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation
    “The Chinese are said to harvest organs from executed criminals”
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    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
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