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farm

 (färm)
n.
1. A tract of land cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production.
2.
a. A tract of land devoted to the raising and breeding of domestic animals.
b. An area of water devoted to the raising, breeding, or production of a specific aquatic animal: a trout farm; an oyster farm.
3.
a. A facility for the generation of energy by converting it from a particular source, usually by means of multiple electric generators: a wind farm.
b. A place where a group of similar devices or storage containers are set up: a tank farm; a server farm.
4. Baseball A minor-league club affiliated with a major-league club for the training of recruits and the maintenance of temporarily unneeded players.
5. Obsolete
a. The system of leasing out the rights of collecting and retaining taxes in a certain district.
b. A district so leased.
v. farmed, farm·ing, farms
v.tr.
1. To cultivate or produce a crop on (land).
2. To cultivate, breed, or raise (plants or animals).
3. To pay a fixed sum in order to have the right to collect and retain profits from (a business, for example).
4. To turn over (a business, for example) to another in return for the payment of a fixed sum.
v.intr.
To engage in farming.
Phrasal Verb:
farm out
1. To send (work, for example) from a central point to be done elsewhere.
2. Baseball To assign (a player) to a minor-league team.

[Middle English, lease, leased property, from Old French ferme, from Medieval Latin firma, fixed payment, from Latin firmāre, to establish, from firmus, firm; see dher- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

farm

(fɑːm)
n
1. (Agriculture)
a. a tract of land, usually with house and buildings, cultivated as a unit or used to rear livestock
b. (as modifier): farm produce.
c. (in combination): farmland.
2. (Agriculture) a unit of land or water devoted to the growing or rearing of some particular type of vegetable, fruit, animal, or fish: a fish farm.
3. an installation for storage
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a district of which one or more taxes are leased
5. (Historical Terms) history
a. a fixed sum paid by an individual or group for the right of collecting and retaining taxes, rents, etc
b. a fixed sum paid regularly by a town, county, etc, in lieu of taxes
c. the leasing of a source of revenue to an individual or group
d. a fixed tax, rent, etc, paid regularly
vb
6. (Agriculture) (tr)
a. to cultivate (land)
b. to rear (stock, etc) on a farm
7. (Agriculture) (intr) to engage in agricultural work, esp as a way of life
8. (Commerce) (tr) to look after a child for a fixed sum
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. to collect the moneys due and retain the profits from (a tax district, business, etc) for a specified period on payment of a sum or sums
b. to operate (a franchise) under similar conditions
[C13: from Old French ferme rented land, ultimately from Latin firmāre to settle]
ˈfarmable adj

farm

(fɑrm)

n.
1. a tract of land, usu. with a house, barn, silo, etc., on which crops and often livestock are raised for livelihood.
2. land or water devoted to the raising of animals, fish, plants, etc.: a pig farm; an oyster farm.
3. the system, method, or act of collecting revenue by leasing a territory in districts.
4. a country or district leased for the collection of revenue.
5. a fixed yearly amount accepted from a person in view of local or district taxes that he or she is authorized to collect.
6. Eng. Hist.
a. the rent or income from leased property.
b. the condition of being leased at a fixed rent; possession under lease; a lease.
7. Obs. a fixed yearly amount payable in the form of rent, taxes, or the like.
v.t.
8. to cultivate (land).
9. to take the proceeds or profits of (a tax, undertaking, etc.) on paying a fixed sum.
10. to let or lease (taxes, revenues, an enterprise, etc.) to another for a fixed sum or a percentage (often fol. by out).
11. to let or lease the labor or services of (a person) for hire.
12. to contract for the maintenance of (a person, institution, etc.): a county that farms its poor.
v.i.
13. to cultivate the soil; operate a farm.
14. farm out,
a. to assign or subcontract (work) to another, esp. to a smaller concern.
b. to assign the care of (a child) to another.
c. to assign (a baseball player) to a farm team.
d. to exhaust (farmland) by overcropping.
[1250–1300; Middle English ferme lease, rent < Anglo-French, Old French < Latin firmāre to make firm, confirm. See firm1]
farm`a•ble, adj.

farm

- Comes from medieval Latin firma, "fixed annual payment or rent."
See also related terms for rent.

Farm

 the body of “farmers” of public revenue, 1786, i.e., those who undertake the collection of taxes and revenues.

farm


Past participle: farmed
Gerund: farming

Imperative
farm
farm
Present
I farm
you farm
he/she/it farms
we farm
you farm
they farm
Preterite
I farmed
you farmed
he/she/it farmed
we farmed
you farmed
they farmed
Present Continuous
I am farming
you are farming
he/she/it is farming
we are farming
you are farming
they are farming
Present Perfect
I have farmed
you have farmed
he/she/it has farmed
we have farmed
you have farmed
they have farmed
Past Continuous
I was farming
you were farming
he/she/it was farming
we were farming
you were farming
they were farming
Past Perfect
I had farmed
you had farmed
he/she/it had farmed
we had farmed
you had farmed
they had farmed
Future
I will farm
you will farm
he/she/it will farm
we will farm
you will farm
they will farm
Future Perfect
I will have farmed
you will have farmed
he/she/it will have farmed
we will have farmed
you will have farmed
they will have farmed
Future Continuous
I will be farming
you will be farming
he/she/it will be farming
we will be farming
you will be farming
they will be farming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been farming
you have been farming
he/she/it has been farming
we have been farming
you have been farming
they have been farming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been farming
you will have been farming
he/she/it will have been farming
we will have been farming
you will have been farming
they will have been farming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been farming
you had been farming
he/she/it had been farming
we had been farming
you had been farming
they had been farming
Conditional
I would farm
you would farm
he/she/it would farm
we would farm
you would farm
they would farm
Past Conditional
I would have farmed
you would have farmed
he/she/it would have farmed
we would have farmed
you would have farmed
they would have farmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farm - workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unitfarm - workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm"
chicken farm - farm where chickens are raised for sale
croft - a small farm worked by a crofter
dairy, dairy farm - a farm where dairy products are produced
farmhouse - house for a farmer and family
farmplace, farm-place, farmstead - a farm together with its buildings
farmyard - an area adjacent to farm buildings
grange - an outlying farm
home-farm - a farm that supplies the needs of a large estate of establishment
pig farm, piggery - a farm where pigs are raised or kept
cattle farm, cattle ranch, ranch, spread - farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
sewage farm - a farm that is irrigated and fertilized with raw sewage
sheeprun, sheepwalk - farm devoted to raising sheep
stud farm - a farm where horses are bred
truck farm, truck garden - a farm where vegetables are grown for market
vinery, vineyard - a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"
Verb1.farm - be a farmerfarm - be a farmer; work as a farmer; "My son is farming in California"
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
ranch - manage or run a ranch; "Her husband is ranching in Arizona"
2.farm - collect fees or profits
collect, take in - call for and obtain payment of; "we collected over a million dollars in outstanding debts"; "he collected the rent"
hire out, rent out, farm out - grant the services of or the temporary use of, for a fee; "We rent out our apartment to tourists every year"; "He hired himself out as a cook"
3.farm - cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniquesfarm - cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
carry - bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
overproduce - produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted
cultivate - foster the growth of
keep - raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"

farm

noun
1. smallholding, holding, ranch (chiefly U.S. & Canad.), farmstead, land, station (Austral. & N.Z.), acres, vineyard, plantation, croft (Scot.), grange, homestead, acreage We have a small farm.
verb
1. cultivate, work, plant, operate, till the soil, grow crops on, bring under cultivation, keep animals on, practise husbandry They had farmed the same land for generations.
farm something out contract out, hire out, subcontract, outsource They farmed out work to contractors.
Translations
عِزْبَه، بَيت المُزارعمزرعةمَزْرَعَةمَزْرَعَهيُفَلِّح، يَزْرَع
farmastatekhospodařitobdělávatselský
gårdgård-landbrugdrive landbrugdyrke
farmtalu
maatilatilaviljellä
farma
farmépületekgazdálkodikmegművel
bóndabærbújörî; bÿli, búrækta; reka bú
農場
농장
vicusvilla
dirbti žemęfermafermerisnamassodyba
apstrādāt zemifermalauku mājassaimniecība
farmahospodárska usadlosť
kmetija
rodžetva
bondgårdfarmgårdjordbruk
ที่เพาะปลูกและเลี้ยงสัตว์
çiftlikçiftçilik yapmak
trang trại

farm

[fɑːm]
A. Ngranja f, chacra f (LAm); (= large) → hacienda f, finca f, estancia f (LAm), rancho m (Mex); [of mink, oysters etc] → criadero m; (= buildings) → alquería f, casa f de labranza, quinta f, ranchería f (Mex)
see also dairy
B. VTcultivar, labrar
he farms 300 acrescultiva 300 acres
C. VI (as profession) → ser granjero
he farms in Devontiene una granja en Devon
D. CPDagrícola
farm labourer, farm laborer (US) Njornalero/a m/f (del campo), obrero/a m/f agrícola
farm produce Nproductos mpl agrícolas
farm tractor Ntractor m
farm worker N = farm labourer
farm out VT + ADV [+ work] → mandar hacer fuera (to sb a algn) (hum) [+ children] → dejar (on a or con)

farm

[ˈfɑːrm]
nferme f pig farm, cattle farm, dairy farm, sheep farm, poultry farm, hill farm, organic farm, battery farm
modif [equipment, machinery, buildings] → de ferme; [product, produce] → de la ferme; [subsidy] → accordé(e) aux fermiers farm animal, farm shop
vt
[+ land] → cultiver
(= raise) [+ sheep, pigs, poultry] → élever; [+ salmon] → élever
see also farmed
viêtre fermier/ière
farm out
vt sep [+ work] → distribuerfarm animal nanimal m de ferme

farm

nBauernhof m; (bigger) → Gutshof m; (in US, Australia, = health farm) → Farm f; (= fish farm)Fischzucht f, → Teichwirtschaft f (form); (= mink farm etc)(Pelztier)zuchtfarm f; pig/chicken farmSchweine-/Hühnerfarm f; trout farmForellenzucht f
attrlandwirtschaftlich; farm labourer (Brit) or laborer (US) → Landarbeiter(in) m(f); farm animalsTiere plauf dem Bauernhof
vt landbebauen; livestockhalten; trout, mink etczüchten
viLandwirtschaft betreiben; man has been farming for thousands of yearsder Mensch (be)treibt schon seit Jahrtausenden Ackerbau und Viehzucht

farm

:
farmhand
nLandarbeiter(in) m(f)
farmhouse
nBauernhaus nt
farmhouse loaf
n (Brit) großes, in einer Kastenform gebackenes Weißbrot

farm

:
farmland
nAckerland nt
farm prices
plAgrarpreise pl
farmstead
nBauernhof m, → Gehöft nt
farmyard
nHof m

farm

[fɑːm]
1. nfattoria, podere m
farm produce → prodotti mpl agricoli
2. vtcoltivare
3. vi (as profession) → fare l'agricoltore
farm out vt + adv (work) farm out (to sb)dare in consegna (a qn); (children) to farm out (on)affidare (a)

farm

(faːm) noun
1. an area of land, including buildings, used for growing crops, breeding and keeping cows, sheep, pigs etc. Much of England is good agricultural land and there are many farms.
2. the farmer's house and the buildings near it in such a place. We visited the farm; (also adjective) a farm kitchen.
verb
to cultivate (the land) in order to grow crops, breed and keep animals etc. He farms (5,000 acres) in the south.
ˈfarmer noun
the owner or tenant of a farm who works on the land etc. How many farmworkers does that farmer employ?
ˈfarming noun
the business of owning or running a farm. There is a lot of money involved in farming; (also adjective) farming communities.
ˈfarmhouse noun
the house in which a farmer lives.
ˈfarmyard noun
the open area surrounded by the farm buildings. There were several hens loose in the farmyard; (also adjective) farmyard animals.

farm

مَزْرَعَة farma gård Bauernhof αγρόκτημα granja maatila ferme farma fattoria 農場 농장 boerderij gård farma exploração agrícola, fazenda ферма bondgård ที่เพาะปลูกและเลี้ยงสัตว์ çiftlik trang trại 农场
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She heard of a young horse at the farm house over the river, and though a lady had never ridden him, she resolved to try, because he was handsome and spirited.
She had been left a large fertile farm when her father died.
I travelled in the care of a mountain boy, Jake Marpole, one of the `hands' on my father's old farm under the Blue Ridge, who was now going West to work for my grandfather.
Pontellier himself had no particular leaning toward horseracing, and was even rather inclined to discourage it as a pastime, especially when he considered the fate of that blue-grass farm in Kentucky.
I sold my farm on the Yadkin, and what goods we could not carry with us; and on the twenty-fifth day of September, 1773, bade a farewel to our friends, and proceeded on our journey to Kentucke, in company with five families more, and forty men that joined us in Powel's Valley, which is one hundred and fifty miles from the now settled parts of Kentucke.
It has given me warning already; and in two or three years longer, I shall think of putting aside business and retiring to my farm.
He was the admiration of all the negroes; who, having gathered, of all ages and sizes, from the farm and the neighborhood, stood forming a pyramid of shining black faces at every door and window; gazing with delight at the scene; rolling their white eye-balls, and showing grinning rows of ivory from ear to ear.
There -- take your money and go home; I shall not want you on my farm again.
They were people of great consequence, as it seemed to Jurgis, fresh out of the woods; Ona knew how to read, and knew many other things that he did not know, and now the farm had been sold, and the whole family was adrift--all they owned in the world being about seven hundred rubles which is half as many dollars.
It was leaving the farm, and putting up lunch in a basket, and a little riding and a little steam cars, and we carried our nightgowns.
Into all of their songs they would manage to weave some- thing of the Great House Farm.
She determined to make a nest right away from the farm.