The act or process of gathering a crop. The crop that ripens or is gathered in a season. The amount or measure of the crop gathered in a season. The time or season of such gathering. The result or consequence of an activity. To gather (a crop). To take or kill (fish or deer, for example) for food, sport, or population control. To extract from a culture or a living or recently deceased body, especially for transplantation: harvested bone marrow. To gather a crop from. To receive (the benefits or consequences of an action). See Synonyms at reap. To gather a crop.