Mining vs Harvest - What's the difference?

mining | harvest |


As nouns the difference between mining and harvest

is that mining is (senseid) the activity of removing solid valuables from the earth while harvest is the third season of the year; autumn; fall.

As verbs the difference between mining and harvest

is that mining is while harvest is to bring in a harvest; reap; glean.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

mining

English

Noun

  • (senseid) The activity of removing solid valuables from the earth.
  • gold mining
  • (figuratively) Any activity that extracts or undermines.
  • His extensive mining for apparently statistically significant results made any of his results questionable.
  • * (Jonathan Swift)
  • the fabrick, however weak by the delicacy of its composition, would not have fallen so soon, if the foundation had not been injured by the slow minings of regret and vexation.
  • (military) The activity of placing explosives underground, rigged to explode
  • Derived terms

    * defensive mining * offensive mining * open-pit mining * strip-mining * surface mining

    Verb

    (head)
  • Derived terms

    * data mining

    harvest

    Alternative forms

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

    Noun

    (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.}}

    Synonyms

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

    Verb

    (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