work farm


Definition of work farm

: a farm on which persons guilty of minor law violations are confined

Examples of work farm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Photos: Christie’s Images Limited 2012 (painting); Herman Van Heusden for The Wall Street Journal Mr. van Dijk says these grand estates started out as working farms supplying produce to Amsterdam. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "The Artsy 19th-Century Mansion That Housed the Dutch Elite," 5 Dec. 2018 Babylonstoren is a working farm with 22 suites, some of them set in former farmhand’s cottage. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018 The castle features its own church, a conservatory, a bowling alley, and is also a working farm. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "Meghan Markle’s Mom Doria Ragland Reportedly Invited to Christmas at Sandringham," 5 Nov. 2018 The farming institute, which partnered with Historic Boston, the city, the Trust for Public Land, and the North Bennet Street School to revamp the property, plans to use the site as both a working farm and training center for future urban farmers. Marek Mazurek,, "Seeds of the past grow into farm of the future," 6 July 2018 His plan was to develop it, manage it as a working farm and horticultural classroom, and eventually sell it back to the city as a public trust. Penelope Rowlands, WSJ, "‘American Eden’ Review: The Ambitious Dr. Hosack," 1 June 2018 On Sunday, June 10, Willington celebrated its second annual Farm Tour with free tours of five unique working farms in town - Bluebird, Fenton River, Willow Valley, Cowlick, and Ghost Fawn Homestead. Annie Gentile, Courant Community, "Willington Celebrates Farm Day," 21 June 2018 Another $180 million will go toward reducing pollution from working farms and managing forests to remove old and dead trees to make room for young trees that absorb more nutrients from rain and snow melt that run into the reservoirs. Winnie Hu, New York Times, "A Billion-Dollar Investment in New York’s Water," 19 Jan. 2018 Steps away, inside a former plant nursery, is a stylish restaurant serving seasonal dishes sourced from Long Meadow Ranch’s working farm in Rutherford. New York Times, "36 Hours in Napa Valley," 21 June 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'work farm.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of work farm

1909, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about work farm

Statistics for work farm

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for work farm

The first known use of work farm was in 1909

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on work farm

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with work farm

Comments on work farm

What made you want to look up work farm? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


an act or instance of returning to life

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!