Definition of harvest in English:
- The olive harvest falls after grape harvest, during a period of time when he'd otherwise have nothing for his workers to do.
- For most farmers, drying the crop is the major bottleneck in the harvest process.
- Gulfprince ripens from early to mid-May, extending the harvest period.
- The government estimates the new harvest will yield about 600000 tons of staple grains this year.
- If those working on it can work together, the seeds sown to date can yield a bountiful harvest.
- This followed a shortage caused by a poor winter harvest and alleged wheat market manipulation resulted in excessive exports of grain.
- The annual throng of whitebaiters converging on Lake Ferry has been subject to an unseasonal interruption to the harvest just as catches were beginning to grow.
- The biologist believed that the herd would soon be in trouble and that the animal harvest would have to be reduced.
- In the olden days on St Kilda and at several bleak rocky points east, tenacious hunters would dangle off perilous cliffs to catch their harvest.
- Indian theatre has produced harvests in many languages.
- The paradox is that a search for a unifying center fails, but it has produced a harvest of insights into the riches of the Bible.
- Inflation, shortages, and declining production were the harvest of five years of perestroika and glasnost.
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- The gardens are starting to look bare as the last of the root crops are harvested, and the still green cover crops are filling in the beds.
- Each year woman, children and even competing small farmers are forced to harvest the crop on big collective farms.
- Centuries ago when farmers planted and harvested their crops, they knew little about the science involved.
- If you keep harvesting the wildlife turtles, you'll have not enough numbers.
- My unprofessional opinion of these techniques of harvesting the eels is that it has made a dent in the eel population.
- Wormers must now record their daily haul, and they are required to harvest the worms on a rotational basis, leaving some beaches to lie fallow for a season.
- New alternatives, which are currently experimental, include harvesting stem cells from umbilical cord blood or placentas of new born babies.
- For some experiments, tissue was harvested from tissue-culture plants.
- What's much safer is an autologous transplant where a person's own stem cells are harvested either from their blood or bone marrow.
- Plants and bacteria have been harvesting solar energy and converting it into chemical forms of energy through a process known as (I'm guessing you've heard of it) photosynthesis for, um, a really long time.
- There is an abundance of energy waiting to be harvested from oceans around the world.
- Green buildings can harvest energy from the sun with 20 % of their energy requirement coming from solar cells.
The meaning of harvest in Old English was ‘autumn’. Since early autumn was the season for the cutting and gathering in of ripened crops, this passed during the Middle Ages into ‘the process of gathering in crops’ and ‘the season's yield or crop’. The word harvest itself has ancient roots: it is related to Latin carpere ‘to pluck’ ( see carpet) and Greek karpos ‘fruit’. See also autumn
- Example sentences
- Yet despite variable environments, new commercially available maize hybrids continue to be produced each year with ever-increasing harvestable yield.
- New branches will form where the nodes remain, producing a multi-stemmed plant that becomes very bushy and full of harvestable leaves.
- Many fields that are fully mature and nearly harvestable have a high percentage of green-stemmed plants remaining in the field.
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