farmer

noun
farm·​er | \ ˈfär-mər How to pronounce farmer (audio) \

Definition of farmer

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a person who pays a fixed sum for some privilege or source of income
2 : a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals (such as livestock or fish)
3 : yokel, bumpkin

Farmer

biographical name (1)
Far·​mer | \ ˈfär-mər How to pronounce Farmer (audio) \

Definition of Farmer (Entry 2 of 3)

Fannie Merritt 1857–1915 American cookery expert

Farmer

biographical name (2)

Definition of Farmer (Entry 3 of 3)

James Leonard 1920–1999 American civil rights leader

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Synonyms & Antonyms for farmer

Synonyms: Noun

agriculturist (or agriculturalist), agronomist, cultivator, grower, planter, tiller

Antonyms: Noun

nonfarmer

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Examples of farmer in a Sentence

Noun

My uncle has been a farmer for 60 years. a young farmer whose family has been growing wheat for many generations

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

These dairies would have also been classified as industrial operations instead of farms, which would block the operations from receiving regulatory exemptions for farmers. Sarah Zimmerman, The Seattle Times, "Key deadline means end of the road for hundreds of bills," 11 Apr. 2019 The Trump administration has been bad for American farmers. Michael Bennet, WSJ, "Trump Has Been Bad for Farmers," 6 Mar. 2019 The pic was posted this past Sunday, which marked the second day of pumpkin season for the farmers. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Matt Roloff's Family Photo Has 'Little People, Big World' Fans Worried About Zach," 8 Oct. 2018 Beneficiaries of the wide ranging bill include homeowners, rural development projects, increased fraud enforcement for nutrition programs, and help for farmers across the country. Denise Coffey, Courant Community, "Rep. Joe Courtney Talks At Chamber Breakfast," 11 July 2018 The longtime cheerleader for farmers goes on the road too, cooking morels near a mushroom hunt in spring and bringing his mobile kitchen to family farms with vegetable, fruit or livestock specialties. Mary Bergin, chicagotribune.com, "Chow down on the farm this summer at special dinners in America's Dairyland," 9 July 2018 The farming institute, which partnered with Historic Boston, the city, the Trust for Public Land, and the North Bennet Street School to revamp the property, plans to use the site as both a working farm and training center for future urban farmers. Marek Mazurek, BostonGlobe.com, "Seeds of the past grow into farm of the future," 6 July 2018 The state department of agriculture estimates the eruption has resulted in over $14 million in losses for farmers on the island. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Hawaiian Farmers Brave Lava To Harvest Their Crops," 19 June 2018 Figs were a money crop for farmers in Pearland from the mid teens to the 1940s. 3. Jaimy Jones, Houston Chronicle, "Test your knowledge of Pearland area history," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of farmer

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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farmer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of farmer

: a person who runs a farm

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