farming

noun
farm·​ing | \ ˈfär-miŋ How to pronounce farming (audio) \

Definition of farming

: the practice of agriculture or aquaculture

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Examples of farming in a Sentence

since an ancestor settled there in the 19th century, farming has been the only occupation for six generations of the family
Recent Examples on the Web Regulations, enforcement and technology are failing to prevent the spread of CWD in both the deer farming industry and the wild deer herd. Paul A. Smith, USA TODAY, 26 July 2022 Regulations, enforcement and technology are failing to prevent the spread of CWD in both the deer farming industry and the wild deer herd. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 23 July 2022 This expertly reported investigation tackles the salmon farming industry, documenting how its industrialization endangers the keystone species, puts consumer health at risk and threatens the environment. New York Times, 13 July 2022 An insect farming industry is emerging rapidly across the globe. Merritt Drewery, The Conversation, 28 June 2022 That allegation of land theft is becoming increasingly common in parts of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces, heaping more misery upon the country’s beleaguered farming industry and threatening to crimp harvests when the world needs Ukrainian crops. Alistair Macdonald, WSJ, 17 June 2022 Regulations, enforcement and technology are failing to prevent the spread of CWD in both the deer farming industry and the wild deer herd. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 May 2022 The farming industry has been hit hard by the war and the political reaction in Russia to Western sanctions. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2022 The shift shows how quickly Ukraine’s farming industry -- a global heavyweight -- flipped from feeding the world to feeding the nation. Bloomberg.com, 11 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of farming

1642, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of farming was in 1642

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Last Updated

21 Sep 2022

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“Farming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farming. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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farming

noun
farm·​ing | \ ˈfär-miŋ \

Kids Definition of farming

: the occupation or business of running a farm

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