harvest Definition

  • 1the process or period of gathering crops
  • 2the crops gathered during a particular season
  • 3the amount of crops gathered in a particular season

Using harvest: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "harvest" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The harvest was plentiful this year.

  • Example

    Farmers work hard during the harvest season.

  • Example

    They harvested the wheat in late summer.

  • Example

    The harvest festival is a celebration of the end of the growing season.

harvest Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for harvest

Antonyms for harvest

Phrases with harvest

  • to enjoy the benefits of one's actions or efforts


    After years of hard work, she finally reaped the harvest of her labor and achieved success.

  • the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, often appearing larger and more orange than other full moons


    The harvest moon provided enough light for farmers to work late into the night.

  • the period of the year when crops are gathered


    Harvest time is a busy season for farmers.

Origins of harvest

from Old English 'hærfest', meaning 'autumn'


Summary: harvest in Brief

The term 'harvest' [ˈhɑːrvɪst] refers to the process or period of gathering crops, as well as the crops themselves and the amount gathered. It is associated with the end of the growing season and celebrated in festivals like the harvest festival. Phrases like 'reap the harvest' and 'harvest moon' extend its meaning to enjoying the benefits of one's efforts and the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, respectively.

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