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

She was just loved by the community, by shoppers, by staff, by the farmers that were at our markets. Michael Cabanatuan, SFChronicle.com, "The Scanner: Oakland police seek help in beloved street food vendor’s killing," 16 Sep. 2019 The Kona farmers hired scientists to determine various chemical ratios in genuine Kona coffee. Los Angeles Times, "The Kona coffee you buy from Costco and Walmart? It might be fake," 15 Sep. 2019 But the New Mexico farmers have mixed feelings about the way in which their chile has exploded in popularity. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "How Hatch Chile Season Became the Pumpkin Spice of the Southwest," 13 Sep. 2019 So, the 4,500 small tea farmers of the Assopthe Tea Cooperative, who sell to Sorwathe Factory in the north of the country, have less work than usual on this oppressively hot day. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "We’re facing a global childcare shortage—and women and children are paying the price," 11 Sep. 2019 Shopping at local farmer’s markets, avoiding packaged food, and choosing seasonal ingredients are just some of the ways Julia aims to demonstrate her brand of sustainable cooking. National Geographic, "Meet Our 2018 Grant Winners!," 10 Sep. 2019 From the farmer’s market staged just for the show, of course. Sara Radin, Teen Vogue, "Collina Strada's NYFW 2019 Runway Show Was All About Saving The Earth," 9 Sep. 2019 More importantly, large scale loss of native trees are probably making the farmers much more vulnerable during monsoons. Nandita Jayaraj, Quartz India, "The coffee plantations of India’s western ghats are being wrongly blamed for climate change," 4 Sep. 2019 Within walking distance from the inn is the Saturday farmer’s market, as well as kayak and bike rental services for venturing farther afield to lavender farms, wineries and tranquil coves. Elaine Glusac, New York Times, "Summer’s Not Over Yet! 8 Ways to Extend Your Vacation," 2 Sep. 2019

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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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