Harvest vs Chop - What's the difference?

harvest | chop |

As nouns the difference between harvest and chop

is that harvest is the third season of the year; autumn; fall while chop is garbage, trash can.

As a verb harvest

is to bring in a harvest; reap; glean.


Alternative forms

* (l), (l), (l), (l) (dialectal)


(en noun)
  • The third season of the year; autumn; fall.
  • The season of gathering ripened crops; specifically, the time of reaping and gathering grain.
  • The process of harvesting, gathering the ripened crop.
  • The yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered crops or fruits.
  • This year's cotton harvest''' was great but the corn '''harvest was disastrous.
  • * 1911 , (Jack London), The Whale Tooth
  • *:The frizzle-headed man-eaters were loath to leave their fleshpots so long as the harvest' of human carcases was plentiful. Sometimes, when the ' harvest was too plentiful, they imposed on the missionaries by letting the word slip out that on such a day there would be a killing and a barbecue.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To glean the broken ears after the man / That the main harvest reaps.
  • (by extension) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
  • * Fuller
  • The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
  • * Wordsworth
  • the harvest of a quiet eye
  • (paganism) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=20 citation , passage=Hester Earle and Violet Wayne were moving about the aisle with bundles of wheat-ears and streamers of ivy, for the harvest thanksgiving was shortly to be celebrated, while the vicar stood waiting for their directions on the chancel steps with a great handful of crimson gladioli.}}


    * (season of the year) autumn, fall * (horti- or agricultural yield) crop


    (en verb)
  • To bring in a harvest; reap; glean.
  • To be occupied bringing in a harvest
  • ''Harvesting is a stressing, thirsty occupation
  • To win, achieve a gain.
  • ''The rising star harvested well-deserved acclaim, even an Oscar under 21

    Derived terms

    * harvestable * harvestability * harvester * harvest bug * harvest fish * harvest fly * harvest home * harvest louse * harvestman * harvest mite * harvest moon * harvest mouse * harvest queen * harvest spider * harvest time



    Etymology 1

    (etyl) choppen, variant of (only attested in compounds). More at (l).


    (en noun)
  • A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
  • *1957 , :
  • *:I was standing at the meat counter, waiting for some rib lamb chops to be cut.
  • A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
  • (martial arts) A blow delivered with the hand rigid and outstretched.
  • Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
  • (poker) A hand where two or more players have an equal-valued hand, resulting in the chips being shared equally between them.
  • Termination, especially from employment.
  • (dated) A crack or cleft; a chap.
  • Synonyms
    * axe, pink slip, sack


  • To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
  • chop wood
    chop an onion
  • To sever with an axe or similar implement.
  • Chop off his head.
  • (baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
  • (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
  • To do something suddenly with an unexpected motion; to catch or attempt to seize.
  • * L'Estrange
  • Out of greediness to get both, he chops at the shadow, and loses the substance.
  • To interrupt; with in'' or ''out .
  • * Latimer
  • This fellow interrupted the sermon, even suddenly chopping in.

    Derived terms

    * chop chop * chopper * chopping board * chop logic * chops * chopstick * choppy * karate chop * try out one's own chops

    Etymology 2

    Of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of (chap).


  • (obsolete) To exchange, to barter; to swap.
  • * 1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
  • this is not to put down Prelaty, this is but to chop an Episcopacy; this is but to translate the Palace Metropolitan'' from one kind of dominion into another, this is but an old canonicall sleight of ''commuting our penance.
  • * L'Estrange
  • We go on chopping and changing our friends.
  • To chap or crack.
  • (nautical) To vary or shift suddenly.
  • The wind chops about.
  • To wrangle; to altercate; to bandy words.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Let not the counsel at the bar chop with the judge.


    (en noun)
  • (mostly, in the plural) A jaw of an animal.
  • A movable jaw or cheek, as of a vice.
  • The land at each side of the mouth of a river, harbour, or channel.
  • East Chop'''; West '''Chop
  • A change; a vicissitude.
  • (Marryat)

    Etymology 3



    (en noun)
  • An official stamp or seal.
  • Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.
  • silk of the first chop
    Derived terms
    * chop dollar * chop of tea * grand chop

    Etymology 4



    (en noun)
  • (internet) An IRC channel operator.
  • * 1996 , Peter Ludlow, High Noon on the Electronic Frontier (page 404)
  • IRC supports mechanisms for the enforcement of acceptable behaviour on IRC. Channel operators — "chanops" or "chops " — have access to the /kick command, which throws a specified user out of the given channel.
    * chanop * op ----