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Bible Usage:


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  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

The season for gathering grain or fruit. On the 16th day of Abib (or April) a handful of ripe ears of corn was offered as a first-fruit before the Lord, and immediately after this the harvest commenced (Leviticus 23:9-14; 2 Samuel 21:9, 10; Ruth 2:23). It began with the feast of Passover and ended with Pentecost, thus lasting for seven weeks (Exodus 23:16). The harvest was a season of joy (Psalms 126:1-6; Isaiah 9:3). This word is used figuratively Matthew 9:37; 13:30; Luke 10:2; John 4:35. (See AGRICULTURE.)

Naves Topical Index

Smith's Bible Dictionary

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVEST, noun [Latin acerbus.]

1. The season of reaping and gathering in corn or other crops. It especially refers to the time of collecting corn or grain, which is the chief food of men, as wheat and rye. In Egypt and Syria, the wheat harvest is in April and May; in the south of Europe and of the United States, in June; in the Northern states of America, in July; and in the north of Europe, in August and September. In the United States, the harvest of maiz is mostly in October.

2. The ripe corn or grain collected and secured in barns or stacks. The harvest this year is abundant.

3. The product of labor; fruit or fruits.

Let us the harvest of our labor eat.

4. Fruit or fruits; effects; consequences.

He that sows iniquity will reap a harvest of woe.

5. In Scripture, harvest signifies figuratively the proper season for business.

He that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Proverbs 10:5.

Also, a people whose sins have ripened them for judgment. Joel 3:13.

Also, the end of the world. Matthew 13:30.

Also, a seasonable time for instructing men in the gospel. Matthew 9:37.

H'ARVEST, verb transitive To reap or gather ripe corn and other fruits for the use of man and beast.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVESTED, participle passive Reaped and collected, as ripe corn and fruits.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVESTER, noun A reaper; a laborer in gathering grain.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVEST-FLY, noun A large four-winged insect of the cicada kind, common in Italy.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVEST-HOME, noun The time of harvest.

1. The song sung by reapers at the feast made at the gathering of corn, or the feast itself.

2. The opportunity of gathering treasure.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVESTING, participle present tense Reaping and collecting, as ripe corn and other fruits.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVEST-LORD, noun The head-reaper at the harvest.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVEST-MAN, noun A laborer in harvest.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

H'ARVEST-QUEEN, noun An image representing Ceres, formerly carried about on the last day of harvest.