harvest - definition and synonyms


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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.

  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