harvest

harvest [här′vist]
n.
[ME hervest < OE hærfest, akin to Ger herbst (OHG herbist) < IE * (s)kerp- < base * (s)ker-, to cut > SHEAR, SHORT, L caro, flesh, cernere & Gr krinein, to separate, karpos, fruit: basic sense “time of cutting”]
1. the time of the year when matured grain, fruit, vegetables, etc. are reaped and gathered in
2. a season's yield of grain, fruit, etc. when gathered in or ready to be gathered in; crop
3. the gathering in of a crop
4. the outcome or consequence of any effort or series of events [the tyrant's harvest of hate]
vt., vi.
1. to gather in (a crop, etc.)
2. to gather the crop from (a field)
3. to catch, shoot, trap, etc. (fish or game), usually in an intensive, systematic way, as for commercial purposes
4. to get (something) as the result of an action or effort
5. to remove (body parts) for transplantation
harvestable
adj.

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