Pluck vs Harvest - What's the difference?

pluck | harvest |

As verbs the difference between pluck and harvest

is that pluck is (lb) to pull something sharply; to pull something out while harvest is to bring in a harvest; reap; glean.

As nouns the difference between pluck and harvest

is that pluck is an instance of plucking while harvest is the third season of the year; autumn; fall.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (lb) To pull something sharply; to pull something out
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  • *1900 , , Ch.I:
  • *:The girl stooped to pluck a rose, and as she bent over it, her profile was clearly outlined.
  • To gently play a single string, e.g. on a guitar, violin etc.
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  • (lb) To remove feathers from a bird.
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  • *:Molly the dairymaid came a little way from the rickyard, and said she would pluck the pigeon that very night after work. She was always ready to do anything for us boys; and we could never quite make out why they scolded her so for an idle hussy indoors. It seemed so unjust.
  • (lb) To rob, fleece, steal forcibly
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  • (lb) To play a string instrument pizzicato
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  • (lb) To pull or twitch sharply.
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  • To reject at an examination for degrees.
  • *1847 , , (Jane Eyre)
  • *:He went to college, and he got— plucked , I think they call it: and then his uncles wanted him to be a barrister, and study the law.
  • Derived terms

    * plucker * plucking * pluck up


  • An instance of plucking
  • ''Those tiny birds are hardly worth the tedious pluck
  • The lungs, heart with trachea and often oesophagus removed from slaughtered animals.
  • Guts, nerve, fortitude or persistence.
  • He didn't get far with the attempt, but you have to admire his pluck .

    Derived terms

    * plucky


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    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