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ranch

 (rănch)
n.
1. An extensive farm, especially in the western United States, on which large herds of cattle, sheep, or horses are raised.
2. A large farm on which a particular crop or kind of animal is raised: a mink ranch.
3. The building on a ranch occupied by its operator; a ranch house.
4. A one-story house, usually having a low-pitched roof; a ranch house.
intr.v. ranched, ranch·ing, ranch·es
To manage or work on a ranch.

[American Spanish rancho, small farm, from Spanish, hut, group of people who eat together, from Old Spanish rancharse, to be billeted, from Old French se ranger, to be arranged, from renc, reng, row, line, of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

ranching

(ˈrɑːntʃɪŋ)
n
the activity of running a ranch
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ranching - farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)ranching - farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle)
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
roundup - the activity of gathering livestock together so that they can be counted or branded or sold
Translations

ranching

[ˈrɑːntʃɪŋ] Nganadería f
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