Harvest vs Young - What's the difference?

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Harvest is a related term of young.

As a noun harvest

is the third season of the year; autumn; fall.

As a verb harvest

is to bring in a harvest; reap; glean.

As a proper noun young is

for the younger of two people having the same given name.


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



    (wikipedia young)


  • In the early part of growth or life; born not long ago.
  • * Daniel De Foe
  • while the fears of the people were young
  • *
  • * , chapter=1
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Ian Sample
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=34, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains , passage=Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.}}
  • As if young; having the look or qualities of a young person.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Revenge of the nerds , passage=Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.}}
  • Of or belonging to the early part of life.
  • (obsolete) Having little experience; inexperienced; unpracticed; ignorant; weak.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • Come, come, elder brother, you are too young in this.


    * (born not long ago) youthful, junior * (having qualities of a young person) youthful, juvenile * (of or belonging to the early part of life) juvenile * (inexperienced) underdeveloped, undeveloped, immature


    * (born not long ago) old, aged, grown up, senior, youthless, elderly * (having qualities of a young person) aged, old, youthless, mature, elderly * (of or belonging to the early part of life) senior, mature , elderly * (inexperienced) mature, experienced, veteran

    Derived terms

    * bright young thing * eat one's young * sweet young thing * the night is young * the good die young * with young * young adult * young at heart * young blood * young buck * you can't put an old head on young shoulders * young fogey * young gun * youngish * young lady * younglet * younglike * youngling * youngly * youngness * youngster


  • People who are young; young beings.
  • The younger generation.
  • Offspring.
  • The lion caught a gnu to feed its young .


    (en verb)
  • To become or seem to become
  • * {{quote-book, 1993, Jacob S. Siegel, A Generation of Change, page=5, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=i41qoTaUwegC&pg=PA5
  • , passage=The aging (or younging ) of a population refers to the fact that a population, as a unit of observation, is getting older (or younger).}}
  • To cause to appear younger
  • * {{quote-book, 1984, US Bureau of the Census, Current Population Reports citation
  • , passage=Medicare data was "younged " by a month to achieve conformity with the conventional completed ages recorded in the census.}}
  • (geology) To exhibit younging
  • * {{quote-journal, 1994, R. Kerrich & D.A. Wyman, The mesothermal gold-lamprophyre association, Mineralogy and Petrology, doi=10.1007/BF01159725
  • , passage=Shoshonitic magmatism younged southwards in the Superior Province, commensurate with the southwardly diachronous accretion of allochthonous subprovinces.}}
  • * {{quote-journal, 2001, date=November 23, Paul Tapponnier et al., Oblique Stepwise Rise and Growth of the Tibet Plateau, Science citation
  • , passage=The existence of magmatic belts younging northward implies that slabs of Asian mantle subducted one after another under ranges north of the Himalayas. }}