harvest moon

noun

: the full moon nearest the time of the September equinox

Examples of harvest moon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The harvest moon is the full moon that's closest to the autumnal equinox. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2024 Timed perfectly to Friday’s harvest moon that illuminated the dusty Las Vegas skyline, Sphere — Madison Square Garden’s epic $2.3 billion immersive live entertainment venue and the world’s largest spherical structure — opened its doors for the first time. Melinda Sheckells, The Hollywood Reporter, 30 Sep. 2023 Hopefully there will be a few breaks to see the super harvest moon the next couple of nights. David Streit, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 In the slight chill from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m., the moon might have been high above, only hours from its fullest moment, embodying the myth and legend of a simultaneous supermoon and harvest moon. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 30 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for harvest moon 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'harvest moon.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of harvest moon was in 1706

Dictionary Entries Near harvest moon

Cite this Entry

“Harvest moon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harvest%20moon. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

harvest moon

noun
: the full moon nearest the time of the September equinox

More from Merriam-Webster on harvest moon

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!