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har·vest

 (här′vĭst)
n.
1. The act or process of gathering a crop.
2.
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
v.tr.
1.
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.
v.intr.
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
Translations

harvesting

[ˈhɑːvɪstɪŋ] nmietitura
References in classic literature ?
But the rains began, preventing the harvesting of the corn and potatoes left in the fields, and putting a stop to all work, even to the delivery of the wheat.
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.
While the horses were being harnessed Alpatych and Ferapontov over their tea talked of the price of corn, the crops, and the good weather for harvesting.
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.