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

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More