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Har"vest, n. Etym: [OE. harvest, hervest, AS. hærfest autumn; akin to LG. harfst, D. herfst, OHG. herbist, G. herbst, and prob. to L. carpere to pluck, Gr. 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. Genesis 8:22.
At harvest, when corn is ripe. Tyndale.

2. That which is reaped or ready to be reaped or gath
Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Joel 3:13.
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 (Zoöl.), a marine fish of the Southern United States (Stromateus alepidotus);
-- called whiting in Virginia. Also applied to the dollar fish.
-- Harvest fly (Zoöl.), an hemipterous insect of the genus Cicada, often called locust. See Cicada.
-- Harvest lord, the head reaper at a harvest. [Obs.] Tusser.
-- Harvest mite (Zoöl.), 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 (Zoöl.), 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. (Zoöl.) See Daddy longlegs.

Har"vest, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harvested; p. pr. & vb. n. Harvesting.]

Defn: To reap or gather, as any crop.

Harvest may refer to the act of gathering crops or the season during which this is done.

---excerpt from the Illustrated Bible Dictionary

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 (Leviticus 23:9; 2 Samuel 21:9, 2 Samuel 21:10; Ruth 2:23). It began with the feast of Passover and ended with Pentecost, thus lasting for seven weeks (Exodus 23:16). The harvest was a season of joy (Psalms 126:1; Isaiah 9:3). This word is used figuratively Matthew 9:37; Matthew 13:30; Luke 10:2; John 4:35. (See AGRICULTURE.)

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