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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).
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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…
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