Term:harvest

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OVERVIEW OF NOUN HARVEST

1) crop, harvest: the yield from plants in a single growing season

2) harvest: the consequence of an effort or activity; “they gathered a harvest of examples”; “a harvest of love

3) harvest, harvesting, harvest home: the gathering of a ripened crop

Image of harvest
Image of harvest

4) harvest, harvest time: the season for gathering crops

OVERVIEW OF VERB HARVEST

1) reap, harvest, glean: gather, as of natural products; “harvest the grapes”

2) harvest: 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”

noun harvest has 4 sense(s) (first 1 from tagged texts)


harvest (Wikipedia)
For other uses, see Harvest (disambiguation).
Rye harvest on Gotland, Sweden, 1900–1910.
Sugar beet harvester. Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.
Vendangeurs Beaumes-de-Venise in Vaucluse, France
Manual harvest in Thirumeyyam

Harvest is the process of gathering mature crops from the fields. Reaping is the cutting of grain or pulse for harvest, typically using a scythe, sickle, or reaper. The harvest marks the end of the growing season, or the growing cycle for a particular crop, and social importance of this event makes it the focus of seasonal celebrations such as a harvest festival, found in many religions. On smaller farms with minimal mechanization harvesting is the most labor-intensive activity of the growing season. On large mechanized farms harvesting utilizes the most expensive and sophisticated farm machinery, such as the combine harvester. Harvesting in general usage may include immediate post-harvest handling, including cooling, sorting, cleaning and packing.

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