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farm

noun, often attributive \ ˈfärm \

Definition of farm

1 obsolete :a sum or due fixed in amount and payable at fixed intervals
2 :a letting out of revenues or taxes for a fixed sum to one authorized to collect and retain them
3 :a district or division of a country leased out for the collection of government revenues
4 :a tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes
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 :a minor-league team (as in baseball) associated with a major-league team as a subsidiary
7 :an area containing a number of similar structures or objects (such as radio antennas or storage tanks)

Examples of farm in a Sentence

  1. She grew up on a dairy farm.

  2. Running a farm is hard work.

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Origin and Etymology of farm

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

farm Synonyms

Synonyms
estate, farmstead, grange, ranch
Related Words
cropland, farmland, farmyard; farmhouse, hacienda, homestead, manor, plantation, spread; croft [chiefly British], smallholding [chiefly British], station, steading; garden, orchard

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farm

verb

Definition of farm

transitive verb
1 obsolete :rent
2 :to collect and take the fees or profits of (an occupation or business) on payment of a fixed sum
3 :to give up (something, such as an estate or a business) to another on condition of receiving in return a fixed sum
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
intransitive verb
:to engage in raising crops or animals

Examples of farm in a Sentence

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

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

Recent Examples of farm from the Web

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First Known Use of farm

15th century

farm Synonyms

Synonyms
cultivate, tend, till
Related Words
crop, plant; harvest, reap; harrow, hoe; sharecrop


FARM Defined for English Language Learners

farm

noun

Definition of farm for English Language Learners

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

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


farm

verb

Definition of farm for English Language Learners

  • : to use land for growing food or raising animals


FARM Defined for Kids

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farm

noun \ ˈfärm \

Definition of farm for Students

1 :a piece of land used for growing crops or raising animals
2 :an area of water where fish or shellfish are grown

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farm

verb

Definition of farm for Students

farmed; farming
1 :to use for raising crops or animals
  • They farm the land.
2 :to work on or run a farm

farmer

noun


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