• 142bth (168K) Cutting and Carrying the Harvest
    142bth (168K) Cutting and Carrying the Harvest
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v harvest remove from a culture or a living or dead body, as for the purposes of transplantation "The Chinese are said to harvest organs from executed criminals"
    • v harvest gather, as of natural products "harvest the grapes"
    • n harvest the season for gathering crops
    • n harvest the gathering of a ripened crop
    • n harvest the consequence of an effort or activity "they gathered a harvest of examples","a harvest of love"
    • n harvest the yield from plants in a single growing season
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Harvesting tobacco at Jamestown, about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.) Harvesting tobacco at Jamestown, about 1650. (Painting by Sidney E. King.)
Buckwheat Harvest Buckwheat Harvest
International Harvester spindle cotton picker, 1942 International Harvester spindle cotton picker, 1942
Delaying the harvest Delaying the harvest
Harvest time Harvest time
Steam harvester Steam harvester
Half of harvest scene Half of harvest scene

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bananas are perennial crops that are grown and harvested year-round. The banana plant does not grow from a seed but rather from a rhizome or bulb. Each fleshy bulb will sprout new shoots year after year.
    • Harvest That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gathered; a crop, as of grain (wheat, maize, etc.), or fruit. "Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe.""To glean the broken ears after the man
      That the main harvest reaps."
    • Harvest The gathering of a crop of any kind; the ingathering of the crops; also, the season of gathering grain and fruits, late summer or early autumn. "Seedtime and harvest . . . shall not cease.""At harvest , when corn is ripe."
    • Harvest The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward. "The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.""The harvest of a quiet eye."
    • v. t Harvest To reap or gather, as any crop.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Coffee trees are evergreen and grow to heights above 15 feet but are normally pruned to around 8 feet in order to facilitate harvesting.
    • n harvest The third season of the year; autumn; fall.
    • n harvest The season of gathering the ripened crops; specifically, the time of reaping and gathering grain.
    • n harvest A crop or crops gathered or ready to be gathered; specifically, ripe grain reaped, and stored in stacks or barns; hence, a supply of anything gathered at maturity and stored up: as, a harvest of nuts, or of ice.
    • n harvest Hence The product of any labor, or the result of any course of action; gain; result; effect; consequence.
    • n harvest The act or process of harvesting.
    • harvest To reap or gather, as corn and other crops, for the use of man and beast: often used figuratively.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hawaii is the only state of the United States in which coffee is commercially grown. Hawaii features an annual Kona Festival, coffee picking contest. Each year the winner becomes a state celebrity. In Hawaii coffee is harvested between November and April.
    • n Harvest här′vest the time of gathering in the ripened crops: the crops gathered in: fruits: the product of any labour: consequences
    • v.t Harvest to reap and gather in
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  • Og Mandino
    “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “It is like the seed put in the soil -- the more one sows, the greater the harvest.”
  • Scott Reed
    Scott Reed
    “You must give to get, You must sow the seed, before you can reap the harvest.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured.”
  • Austin O'Malley
    “Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.”
  • Bible
    “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. [Matthew 9:37]”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. harvest, hervest, AS. hærfest, autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG. herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere, to pluck, Gr. karpo`s fruit. Cf. Carpet


In literature:

"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
From other trees the fruit crop had only been partially harvested and none had been harvested from most of them.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
He works toward the harvest through winter's frost and snow.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Harvesting is very hard work.
"Grace Darling" by Eva Hope
All these rebels must be kept their distance if you would harvest a big cotton crop.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
Hold not Thy hand till the work be fully accomplished, and the earth be ready for the sowing which makes for harvest.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Anyway, they were told to pull out right after the last harvest.
"The Destroyers" by Gordon Randall Garrett
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
This was their golden harvest.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
The hempen tangles and the trawl-net were put out and yielded a very rich harvest.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold

In poetry:

Now that within
His spirit sleeps
A harvest thin
The sickle reaps;
"A Sower" by Sir Henry Newbolt
Wide moonlight on a harvest dew,
White silk, too dear to touch,
These will be you and always you
When I am nothing much.
"Days Pass: Men Pass" by Stephen Vincent Benet
But when the night with silent start
Had sown her starry seed,
The harvest which sprang in my heart
Was loneliness and need.
"Lingering" by Cale Young Rice
Many summers you have wasted,
Ripened harvests you have seen;
Winter snows by spring have melted,
Yet you linger in your sin.
"Come Believing!" by Daniel Webster Moody
The seeds of joy and glory sown
For saints in darkness here,
Shall rise and spring in worlds unknown,
And a rich harvest bear.
"Psalm 97" by Isaac Watts
Where, level with the ice-ribb'd bound
The yellow harvests glow;
Or vales with purple vines are crown'd
Beneath impending snow:
"Hymn Written Among The Alps" by Helen Maria Williams

In news:

Commercial crayfish harvest could be allowed in California.
A commercial harvest of crayfish may become legal on both the California and Nevada side of the lake.
Plans to harvest crayfish commercially from Lake Tahoe move forward.
A proposal to start harvesting crayfish in Lake Tahoe is moving forward.
Cree Rider Family Duo at Harvest Sessions, Saturday, August 4 Featured.
Cree Rider Family Duo at Harvest Sessions, Saturday, August 4.
Cree Rider Family Duo at Harvest Sessions Sara Finke.
The indoor play park is a parent/guardian cooperative that provides a low cost, fun indoor playground at Harvest Community Church, 2436 N W.
At least we would have an early harvest and an easy end to all the struggle.
Archaeologists have long thought that people in the Old World were planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting for a good 5,000 years before anyone in the New World did such things.
A rainy September can be bad news for the late summer harvest.
Cold weather is affecting crawfish harvest this year.
View full size Terry Richard/The Oregonian One of the day-job harvesters at Resonance Vineyard.
I don't speak Spanish, so I couldn't communicate with the grape harvesting crew last week at Resonance Vineyard outside Carlton.
This 2012 photo shows a fish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico with unusual lesions and infections.

In science:

Harvesting entropy and statistical testing We sub ject the output of the RAND algorithms described in section 3.5 to the statistical tests described in section 3.2.
The Arduino as a Hardware Random-Number Generator
Here we investigate non-classical fluctuations in molecular dimers present in photosynthetic light-harvesting antennae.
Non-classicality of molecular vibrations activating electronic dynamics at room temperature
Quantum coherence enabled determination of the energy landscape in light-harvesting complex II.
Non-classicality of molecular vibrations activating electronic dynamics at room temperature
Quantum entanglement phenomena in photosynthetic light harvesting complexes.
Non-classicality of molecular vibrations activating electronic dynamics at room temperature
Quantitative investigations of quantum coherence for a light-harvesting protein at conditions simulating photosynthesis.
Non-classicality of molecular vibrations activating electronic dynamics at room temperature