Definition of “harvest” - English Dictionary

“harvest” in British English

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harvestnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈhɑː.vɪst/ us /ˈhɑːr.vəst/

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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harvestverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈhɑː.vɪst/ us /ˈhɑːr.vəst/

(Definition of “harvest” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“harvest” in American English

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harvestnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈhɑr·vəst/

the activity or time of gathering a crop, or a crop that is gathered:

[ U ] We picked the corn that had been missed during harvest.
[ C ] He had a large garden and loved to share his harvest with others.
verb [ I/T ] us /ˈhɑr·vəst/

[ T ] They couldn’t get anyone to harvest their crop.

(Definition of “harvest” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“harvest” in Business English

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harvestverb [ T ]

uk /ˈhɑːvɪst/ us

INTERNET, MARKETING to collect information about people, products, companies, etc. from the internet using a search engine (= a program that searches for particular words in documents on websites):

In computer jargon, search engines use robotic spiders - special software programs - that crawl continuously along the myriad trails of the World Wide Web, harvesting documents as they go.

ENVIRONMENT to collect a natural resource in order to use it effectively:

Harvesting rainwater offers many advantages: it conserves municipal and well water and it is free.

(Definition of “harvest” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)