1 the gathering of a ripened crop
2 the crop itself or the yield from it in a single growing season
3 the season for gathering crops
4 the product of an effort, action, etc.
a harvest of love
5 to gather or reap (a ripened crop) from (the place where it has been growing)
6 tr to receive or reap (benefits, consequences, etc.)
7 tr (Chiefly U.S.) to remove (an organ) from the body for transplantation
(Old English hærfest; related to Old Norse harfr harrow, Old High German herbist autumn, Latin carpere to pluck, Greek karpos fruit, Sanskrit krpana shears)
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