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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harvest  \Har"vest\,  n.  [OE.  harvest,  hervest,  AS  h[ae]rfest 
  autumn;  akin  to  LG  harfst  D.  herfst  OHG.  herbist,  G. 
  herbst,  and  prob.  to  L.  carpere  to  pluck,  Gr  ?  fruit.  Cf 
  {Carpet}.] 
  1.  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.  --Gen 
  viii.  22. 
 
  At  harvest,  when  corn  is  ripe.  --Tyndale. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  reaped  or  ready  to  be  reaped  or  gath??ed;  a 
  crop,  as  of  grain  (wheat,  maize,  etc.),  or  fruit. 
 
  Put  ye  in  the  sickle,  for  the  harvest  is  ripe. 
  --Joel  iii. 
  13. 
 
  To  glean  the  broken  ears  after  the  man  That  the  main 
  harvest  reaps.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  product  or  result  of  any  exertion  or  labor;  gain; 
  reward. 
 
  The  pope's  principal  harvest  was  in  the  jubilee. 
  --Fuller. 
 
  The  harvest  of  a  quiet  eye.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  {Harvest  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  marine  fish  of  the  Southern 
  United  States  ({Stromateus  alepidotus});  --  called 
  {whiting}  in  Virginia.  Also  applied  to  the  dollar  fish. 
 
  {Harvest  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  hemipterous  insect  of  the  genus 
  {Cicada},  often  called  {locust}.  See  {Cicada}. 
 
  {Harvest  lord},  the  head  reaper  at  a  harvest.  [Obs.] 
  --Tusser. 
 
  {Harvest  mite}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  minute  European  mite  ({Leptus 
  autumnalis}),  of  a  bright  crimson  color,  which  is 
  troublesome  by  penetrating  the  skin  of  man  and  domestic 
  animals;  --  called  also  {harvest  louse},  and  {harvest 
  bug}. 
 
  {Harvest  moon},  the  moon  near  the  full  at  the  time  of  harvest 
  in  England,  or  about  the  autumnal  equinox,  when  by  reason 
  of  the  small  angle  that  is  made  by  the  moon's  orbit  with 
  the  horizon,  it  rises  nearly  at  the  same  hour  for  several 
  days. 
 
  {Harvest  mouse}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  very  small  European  field  mouse 
  ({Mus  minutus}).  It  builds  a  globular  nest  on  the  stems  of 
  wheat  and  other  plants. 
 
  {Harvest  queen},  an  image  pepresenting  Ceres,  formerly 
  carried  about  on  the  last  day  of  harvest.  --Milton. 
 
  {Harvest  spider}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Daddy  longlegs}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Harvest  \Har"vest\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Harvested};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Harvesting}.] 
  To  reap  or  gather,  as  any  crop. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  harvest 
  n  1:  the  yield  from  plants  in  a  single  growing  season  [syn:  {crop}] 
  2:  the  consequence  of  an  effort  or  activity;  "they  gathered  a 
  harvest  of  examples";  "a  harvest  of  love" 
  3:  the  gathering  of  a  ripened  crop  [syn:  {harvesting},  {harvest 
  home}] 
  4:  the  season  for  gathering  crops  [syn:  {harvest  time}] 
  v  :  gather,  as  of  as  crops  [syn:  {reap},  {glean}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Harvest,  AL  (CDP,  FIPS  33472) 
  Location:  34.85562  N,  86.74989  W 
  Population  (1990):  1922  (717  housing  units) 
  Area:  32.2  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  35749 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Harvest 
 
    A  highly  scalable,  customisable  system  for 
  discovering  resources  on  the  {Internet}. 
 
  Version:  1.3. 
 
  {Home  (http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/harvest/)}. 
 
  (1999-01-16) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Harvest 
  the  season  for  gathering  grain  or  fruit.  On  the  16th  day  of  Abib 
  (or  April)  a  handful  of  ripe  ears  of  corn  was  offered  as  a 
  first-fruit  before  the  Lord,  and  immediately  after  this  the 
  harvest  commenced  (Lev.  23:9-14;  2  Sam.  21:9,  10;  Ruth  2:23).  It 
  began  with  the  feast  of  Passover  and  ended  with  Pentecost,  thus 
  lasting  for  seven  weeks  (Ex.  23:16).  The  harvest  was  a  season  of 
  joy  (Ps.  126:1-6;  Isa.  9:3).  This  word  is  used  figuratively 
  Matt.  9:37;  13:30;  Luke  10:2;  John  4:35.  (See  {AGRICULTURE}.) 
 




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