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Definition of harvest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] the time of year when the crops are gathered in on a farm, etc.; the act of cutting and gathering crops harvest time Farmers are extremely busy during the harvest.
  2. 2[countable] the crops, or the amount of crops, cut and gathered the grain harvest a good/bad harvest (= a lot of crops or few crops) (figurative) The appeal produced a rich harvest of blankets, medicines, and clothing. Plum growers say they are expecting a bumper harvest (= a large amount of produce) this year.
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