farmer

noun
farm·​er | \ ˈfär-mər \

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 \

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

After all, what's more relaxing than watching an overworked woman fall in love with a Christmas tree farmer? Lourdes Avila Uribe, Glamour, "What You Can Expect to See in Every Single Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie," 24 Dec. 2018 But Penn keeps the pertinent details, including a tidbit about how Joe Roberts once tried being a farmer before the wheat market collapsed. Noel Murray, The Verge, "Bruce Springsteen’s Netflix special makes this a great weekend for The Indian Runner," 14 Dec. 2018 Denham, on the other hand, called himself the closest thing to the opposite of a venture capitalist — a farmer — in a rural district centered on Modesto. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Josh Harder is in a dead heat in his congressional race to become the only venture capitalist in the House of Representatives," 7 Nov. 2018 On social media, a farmer from North Carolina shared that the storm did not just affect Georgia's lands, but them, too. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "Hurricane Michael Completely Destroys Crops on Georgia Farms," 12 Oct. 2018 On Friday, a farmer reportedly found Lange near Woodworth and took her to her grandmother's house. Michelle Ewing, ajc, "Missing baby found dead near slough after 5-day search," 8 July 2018 Kim Olson, a farmer who has helped energize Democrats ahead of the November election. Andrea Zelinski, San Antonio Express-News, "Texas Ag commissioner, BBQ pitmasters battle over a weighty issue," 3 July 2018 Dickie Dever, 73, a retired farmer, draws a small Social Security check. Deborah Yetter, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky families face heartbreaking wait for Kinship Care money," 3 July 2018 One person bought the seeds at a farmer’s market, where they were misidentified as the herb angelica. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "This Giant Invasive Flower Can Give You Third-Degree Burns," 3 July 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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