agriculture

noun ag·ri·cul·ture \ ˈa-gri-ˌkəl-chər \
Updated on: 6 Dec 2017

Definition of agriculture

: the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products
  • cleared the land to use it for agriculture

agriculturist

play \ˌa-gri-ˈkəl-ch(ə-)rist\ or agriculturalist play \-ch(ə-)rə-list\ noun

Examples of agriculture in a Sentence

  1. They cleared the land to use it for agriculture.

  2. the forest was cut down, and the land given over to agriculture

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Origin and Etymology of agriculture

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin agricultura, from ager field + cultura cultivation — more at acre, culture

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AGRICULTURE Defined for English Language Learners

agriculture

noun

Definition of agriculture for English Language Learners

  • : the science or occupation of farming


AGRICULTURE Defined for Kids

agriculture

noun ag·ri·cul·ture \ ˈa-gri-ˌkəl-chər \

Definition of agriculture for Students

: the cultivating of the soil, producing of crops, and raising of livestock


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