Mow vs Harvest - What's the difference?

mow | harvest |

As verbs the difference between mow and harvest

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

As a noun harvest is

the third season of the year; autumn; fall.



Etymology 1

(etyl) mowen (participle mowen), from (etyl) )


  • To cut something (especially grass or crops) down or knock down.
  • He mowed the lawn .
    Derived terms
    * mow down

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • *, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.212:
  • *:Those that paint them dyingdelineate the prisoners spitting in their executioners faces, and making mowes at them.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Make mows at him.


    (en verb)
  • To make grimaces, mock.
  • * 1610 , , act 2 scene 2
  • For every trifle are they set upon me: / Sometime like apes that mow and chatter at me, / And after bite me;
  • * Tyndale
  • Nodding, becking, and mowing .

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • A stack of hay, corn, beans or a barn for the storage of hay, corn, beans.
  • The place in a barn where hay or grain in the sheaf is stowed.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (agriculture) To put into mows.
  • Etymology 4


    (en noun)
  • (a seagull)
  • (Webster 1913)

    See also



    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