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noun \ˈfärm\

Simple Definition of farm

  • : a piece of land used for growing crops or raising animals

  • : an area of water where fish, oysters, etc., are raised

Full Definition of farm

  1. 1 obsolete :  a sum or due fixed in amount and payable at fixed intervals

  2. 2 :  a letting out of revenues or taxes for a fixed sum to one authorized to collect and retain them

  3. 3 :  a district or division of a country leased out for the collection of government revenues

  4. 4 :  a tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes

  5. 5 a :  a plot of land devoted to the raising of animals and especially domestic livestock b :  a tract of water reserved for the artificial cultivation of some aquatic life form <a fish farm>

  6. 6 :  a minor-league team (as in baseball) associated with a major-league team as a subsidiary

  7. 7 :  an area containing a number of similar structures or objects (as radio antennas or storage tanks)

Examples of farm

  1. She grew up on a dairy farm.

  2. Running a farm is hard work.

Origin of farm

Middle English ferme, from Anglo-French, from fermer to fix, rent, from Latin firmare to make firm, from firmus firm

First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with farm




Simple Definition of farm

  • : to use land for growing food or raising animals

Full Definition of farm

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 obsolete :  rent

  3. 2 :  to collect and take the fees or profits of (an occupation or business) on payment of a fixed sum

  4. 3 :  to give up (as an estate or a business) to another on condition of receiving in return a fixed sum

  5. 4 a :  to devote to agriculture b :  to manage and cultivate as a farm c :  to grow or cultivate in quantity <farm trees for fuel> <farm salmon>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. :  to engage in raising crops or animals

Examples of farm

  1. My uncle has been farming this land for 60 years.

  2. My uncle has been farming on this land for 60 years.

15th Century

First Known Use of farm

15th century

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February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

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