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noun harvest pronunciation in British English /ˈhɑː(r)vɪst/
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  1. 1
    [countable] the activity of collecting a crop
    the corn/potato/grape harvest
    1. a.
      [singular] the time when a crop is collected
      It was harvest time.
      a field that had been ploughed up after the harvest
    2. b.
      [countable] the amount of a crop that is collected
      There will be a bumper (=very large) harvest this year.
      Poor harvests increased food prices.
  2. 2
    [singular] formal the result of something that was done in the past
    The grim harvest of these cuts was an increase in preventable diseases.
  3. 3
    [singular] literary something that has been collected
    a rich harvest of knowledge


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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