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Related to harvesting: Harvesting of Crops


1. The act or process of gathering a crop.
a. The crop that ripens or is gathered in a season.
b. The amount or measure of the crop gathered in a season.
c. The time or season of such gathering.
3. The result or consequence of an action: stuck with the harvest of a predecessor's decisions.
v. har·vest·ed, har·vest·ing, har·vests
a. To gather (a crop).
b. To take or kill (fish or deer, for example) for food, sport, or population control.
c. To extract from a culture or a living or recently deceased body, especially for transplantation: harvested bone marrow.
2. To gather a crop from (land, for example).
3. To receive or collect (energy): a turbine that harvests energy from tidal currents.
4. To receive (the benefits or consequences of an action). See Synonyms at reap.
To gather a crop.

[Middle English, from Old English hærfest; see kerp- in Indo-European roots.]

har′vest·a·ble adj.
har′vest·a·bil′i·ty n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harvesting - the gathering of a ripened crop
gather, gathering - the act of gathering something
haying - the harvesting of hay


[ˈhɑːvɪstɪŋ] nmietitura
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It was a singular experience that long acquaintance which I cultivated with beans, what with planting, and hoeing, and harvesting, and threshing, and picking over and selling them -- the last was the hardest of all -- I might add eating, for I did taste.
However, as a rule her conversation was made up of racy tale about the privacies of the chief families of the town (for she went harvesting among their kitchens every time she came to the village), and Tom enjoyed this.
They had made all the harvesting machines that the world needed, and now they had to wait till some wore out
Of what help was kindness and decency on the part of employers--when they could not keep a job for him, when there were more harvesting machines made than the world was able to buy
As she passed successfully through one whole round of planting, harvesting and garnering of grain, she began to realize her own ability and to be tempted more and more seriously to remain on the farm.
In agricultural organizations and peasant (farm) farms, harvesting was carried out on 2,9 thousand hectares of land.
The influence of harvesting dates on storage performance of sweet orange fruits was investigated by harvesting the sweet orange fruit from November 15th to February 15th and storing for 30 days at room temperature.
Accelerated harvesting, which refers to harvesting the stands over and above the original allocation is also being considered.
When most people think of gardening, they envision starting seeds in the spring and harvesting a plethora of veggies by the summer.
which specializes in the development and commercialization of autologous cellular therapies for tissue regeneration, has unveiled a design for an automated system to propagate and harvest cells more efficiently and cost- effectively than other cell harvesting systems currently available.
The Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) has been widely adopted since its initial release in 2001.
Editor: In reference to the "True Value of Forests" in the Winter 2005 issue of American Forests, timber harvesting is an important phase in the timber management cycle and should not be derided.