Simple Definition of agrarian
: of or relating to farms and farming
Full Definition of agrarian
1 : of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure
2 a : of, relating to, or characteristic of farmers or their way of life <agrarian values> b : organized or designed to promote agricultural interests
Examples of agrarian in a sentence
a town founded in 1811 as an agrarian community
Did You Know?
Today, an acre is generally considered to be a unit of land measuring 43,560 square feet (4,047 square meters). Before that standard was set, it's believed that an acre represented a rougher measurement - the amount of land that could be plowed in one day with a yoke of oxen. Both acre and agrarian, derive from the Latin noun ager and the Greek noun agros, meaning "field." (You can probably guess that agriculture is another descendant.) Agrarian, first used in English in the 17th century, describes things pertaining to the cultivation of fields, as well as the farmers who cultivate them.
Origin of agrarian
Latin agrarius, from agr-, ager field — more at acre
First Known Use: 1600
Definition of agrarian
: a member of an agrarian party or movement
First Known Use of agrarian
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