Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “harvest”

See all translations

harvest

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈhɑː.vɪst/ us    /ˈhɑːr-/
B2 the time of year when crops are cut and collected from the fields, or the activity of cutting and collecting them, or the crops that are cut and collected: the grain/potato/grape harvest We had a good harvest this year. Farmers are reporting a bumper (= very big) harvest this year. It won't be long now till harvest (time).
More examples

harvest

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈhɑː.vɪst/ us    /ˈhɑːr-/

harvest verb [I or T] (CROPS)

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat: In the US, winter wheat is harvested in the early summer.

harvest verb [I or T] (BODY PARTS)

to take cells or other body parts from someone for medical use: The donor organ is harvested at the accident scene and rushed to a hospital. There is a lot of controversy surrounding the harvesting of stem cells.
Translations of “harvest”
in Korean 수확, 수확량…
in Arabic حَصاد…
in French récolte…
in Turkish hasat, harman, ürün kaldırma…
in Italian raccolta, mietitura, raccolto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 收穫時節, 收割,收穫, 收成…
in Russian жатва, уборка, урожай…
in Polish żniwa, zbiór, plon…
in Spanish cosecha…
in Portuguese colheita…
in German die Ernte…
in Catalan collita…
in Japanese 刈り入れ, 収穫, 収穫量…
in Chinese (Simplified) 收获时节, 收割,收获, 收成…
(Definition of harvest from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of harvest?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “harvest”

Definitions of “harvest” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

pot luck

anything that is available or is found by chance, rather than something chosen, planned, or prepared

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More