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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 Indo-European roots.]

farming

(ˈfɑːmɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture)
a. the business, art, or skill of agriculture
b. (as modifier): farming methods.

farm•ing

(ˈfɑr mɪŋ)

n.
1. the science or practice of agriculture; the business of operating a farm.
2. the practice of letting or leasing taxes, revenue, etc., for collection.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farming - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stockfarming - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
cultivation - (agriculture) production of food by preparing the land to grow crops (especially on a large scale)
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
arboriculture, tree farming - the cultivation of tree for the production of timber
dairy farming, dairying - the business of a dairy
gardening, horticulture - the cultivation of plants
tilling - cultivation of the land in order to raise crops
aquiculture, hydroponics, tank farming - a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients
mixed farming - growing crops and feed and livestock all on the same farm
planting - putting seeds or young plants in the ground to grow; "the planting of corn is hard work"
ranching - farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)
strip cropping - cultivation of crops in strips following the contours of the land to minimize erosion
subsistence farming - farming that provides for the basic needs of the farmer without surpluses for marketing
harvest time, harvest - the season for gathering crops
truck farming - growing vegetables for the market
smut - affect with smut or mildew, as of a crop such as corn
fertilize, fertilise, feed - provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"
thresh, thrash - beat the seeds out of a grain
sow, seed - place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds"
broadcast - sow over a wide area, especially by hand; "broadcast seeds"
inseminate, sow in, sow - place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with sunflower seeds"
reseed - seed again or anew
farm, produce, raise, grow - 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"
carry - bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
till - work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation; "till the soil"
crop, cultivate, work - prepare for crops; "Work the soil"; "cultivate the land"
overcrop, overcultivate - to exhaust by excessive cultivation; "the farmers overcropped the land"
plow, plough, turn - to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring"
ridge - plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip
disk, harrow - draw a harrow over (land)
hoe - dig with a hoe; "He is hoeing the flower beds"
cultivate - foster the growth of
2.farming - agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"
job, line of work, occupation, business, line - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
Adj.1.farming - relating to rural mattersfarming - relating to rural matters; "an agrarian (or agricultural) society"; "farming communities"
rural - living in or characteristic of farming or country life; "rural people"; "large rural households"; "unpaved rural roads"; "an economy that is basically rural"

farming

noun agriculture, cultivation, husbandry, land management, agronomy, tilling He comes from a farming background.
Translations
زِراعَةفِلاحَه، أعمال الزِّراعَه
zemědělstvíhospodářskýhospodářstvízemědělský
det at drive landbruglandbruglandbrugs-
maanviljely
obrađivanje zemlje
gazdálkodás
búskapur
農業
농사
kmetovanje
jordbruk
การเกษตรกรรม
việc canh tác

farming

[ˈfɑːmɪŋ]
A. N (gen) → agricultura f; [of land] → cultivo m; [of animals] → cría f
good farming practicetécnicas fpl agrícolas reconocidas
B. CPDagrícola
the farming community Nlos agricultores
farming methods NPLmétodos mpl de cultivo

farming

[ˈfɑːrmɪŋ]
nagriculture f intensive farming, sheep farming, dairy farming, organic farming
modif [family] → de fermiers; [subsidy] → accordé(e) aux agriculteurs
farming land → terres fpl agricoles
farming methods → méthodes fpl agricolesfarm labourer (British) farm laborer (US) nouvrier/ière m/f agricole

farming

nLandwirtschaft f; (of crops also)Ackerbau m; (of animals also) → Viehzucht f

farming

[ˈfɑːmɪŋ] nagricoltura
sheep farming → allevamento di pecore
farming community → comunità f inv agricola
farming methods → metodi mpl di coltivazione

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.

farming

زِراعَة zemědělství landbrug Landwirtschaft αγροκαλλιέργεια agricultura maanviljely agriculture obrađivanje zemlje agricoltura 農業 농사 boerenbedrijf jordbruk gospodarka rolna agricultura, lavoura сельское хозяйство jordbruk การเกษตรกรรม çiftçilik việc canh tác 耕作
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Otto said he would not be likely to find another place that suited him so well; that he was tired of farming and thought he would go back to what he called the `wild West.
That river was to be my compensation for the lost freedom of the farming country.
He began to buy machines that would permit him to do the work of the farms while employing fewer men and he sometimes thought that if he were a younger man he would give up farming altogether and start a factory in Winesburg for the making of machinery.
He read farming books and bought a little diary in which he meant to write down farming notes.
The smiles of the great world would not keep hunger from the door; he feared that his fame might be only a nine days' wonder, so he decided to return to his farming.
Having started farming from necessity, he soon grew so devoted to it that it became his favorite and almost his sole occupation.
Yet he loved "our Russian peasants" and their way of life with his whole soul, and for that very reason had understood and assimilated the one way and manner of farming which produced good results.
The delight he had experienced in the work itself, and the consequent greater intimacy with the peasants, the envy he felt of them, of their life, the desire to adopt that life, which had been to him that night not a dream but an intention, the execution of which he had thought out in detail --all this had so transformed his view of the farming of the land as he had managed it, that he could not take his former interest in it, and could not help seeing that unpleasant relation between him and the workspeople which was the foundation of it all.
The farming of the land, as he was managing it, had become not merely unattractive but revolting to him, and he could take no further interest in it.
As a farming investment, using old-fashioned methods, it was not worth it.
He was the youngest son of his father, a poor parson at the other end of the county, and had arrived at Talbothays Dairy as a six months' pupil, after going the round of some other farms, his object being to acquire a practical skill in the various processes of farming, with a view either to the Colonies, or the tenure of a home-farm, as circumstances might decide.
As for farming, it's putting money into your pocket wi' your right hand and fetching it out wi' your left.