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agrarian

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adjective agrar·i·an \ə-ˈgrer-ē-ən\

Definition of agrarian

  1. 1 :  of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure <agrarian landscapes>

  2. 2a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of farmers or their way of life <agrarian values>b :  organized or designed to promote agricultural interests <an agrarian political party>

Examples of agrarian in a sentence

  1. 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 and Etymology of agrarian

Latin agrarius, from agr-, ager field — more at acre


First Known Use: 1593

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agrarian

noun agrar·i·an

Definition of agrarian

  1. :  a member of an agrarian party or movement (see 1agrarian 2b)

Origin and Etymology of agrarian

see 1agrarian


First Known Use: 1795

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AGRARIAN Defined for English Language Learners

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agrarian

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adjective agrar·i·an \ə-ˈgrer-ē-ən\

Definition of agrarian for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to farms and farming



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