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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.]
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ranch

(rɑːntʃ)
n
1. (Agriculture) a large tract of land, esp one in North America, together with the necessary personnel, buildings, and equipment, for rearing livestock, esp cattle
2. (Agriculture)
a. any large farm for the rearing of a particular kind of livestock or crop: a mink ranch.
b. the buildings, land, etc, connected with it
vb
3. (Agriculture) (intr) to manage or run a ranch
4. (Agriculture) (tr) to raise (animals) on or as if on a ranch
[C19: from Mexican Spanish rancho small farm; see rancho]
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ranch

(ræntʃ)

n.
1. an establishment maintained for raising livestock under range conditions.
2. a farm or ranchlike enterprise that raises a single crop or animal: a fruit ranch; a mink ranch.
3. the persons working or living on a ranch.
v.i.
5. to own, manage, or work on a ranch.
[1800–10, Amer.; < Sp rancho rancho]
ranch′less, adj.
ranch′like`, adj.
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ranch

  • biscuit shooter - A waitress at a lunch counter or a cook on a ranch.
  • dude, dude ranch - A dude is a city-dweller, especially one vacationing on a ranch—hence, dude ranch.
  • ranch dressing - A creamy buttermilk-based dressing with garlic and other spices and herbs, developed at Hidden Valley Ranch in Santa Barbara in the 1950s.
  • ranch - From Spanish rancho, "group of persons eating together."
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ranch


Past participle: ranched
Gerund: ranching

Imperative
ranch
ranch
Present
I ranch
you ranch
he/she/it ranches
we ranch
you ranch
they ranch
Preterite
I ranched
you ranched
he/she/it ranched
we ranched
you ranched
they ranched
Present Continuous
I am ranching
you are ranching
he/she/it is ranching
we are ranching
you are ranching
they are ranching
Present Perfect
I have ranched
you have ranched
he/she/it has ranched
we have ranched
you have ranched
they have ranched
Past Continuous
I was ranching
you were ranching
he/she/it was ranching
we were ranching
you were ranching
they were ranching
Past Perfect
I had ranched
you had ranched
he/she/it had ranched
we had ranched
you had ranched
they had ranched
Future
I will ranch
you will ranch
he/she/it will ranch
we will ranch
you will ranch
they will ranch
Future Perfect
I will have ranched
you will have ranched
he/she/it will have ranched
we will have ranched
you will have ranched
they will have ranched
Future Continuous
I will be ranching
you will be ranching
he/she/it will be ranching
we will be ranching
you will be ranching
they will be ranching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ranching
you have been ranching
he/she/it has been ranching
we have been ranching
you have been ranching
they have been ranching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ranching
you will have been ranching
he/she/it will have been ranching
we will have been ranching
you will have been ranching
they will have been ranching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ranching
you had been ranching
he/she/it had been ranching
we had been ranching
you had been ranching
they had been ranching
Conditional
I would ranch
you would ranch
he/she/it would ranch
we would ranch
you would ranch
they would ranch
Past Conditional
I would have ranched
you would have ranched
he/she/it would have ranched
we would have ranched
you would have ranched
they would have ranched
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ranch - farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)ranch - farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
farm - workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm"
Verb1.ranch - manage or run a ranch; "Her husband is ranching in Arizona"
farm - be a farmer; work as a farmer; "My son is farming in California"
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Translations
مَزْرَعَه، مَرْبى ماشِيَه
ranč
ranch
ranč
farm
búgarîur
ranča
veefokkerij
ranč
ranč
hayvan üretme çiftliği

ranch

[rɑːntʃ]
A. Nrancho m, hacienda f (de ganado) (LAm), estancia f (S. Cone)
B. CPD ranch hand Npeón m
ranch house Ncasa f de rancho
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ranch

[ˈrɑːntʃ] nranch m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ranch

nRanch f, → Viehfarm f; ranch handFarmhelfer(in) m(f); ranch house (on ranch) → Farmhaus nt; ranch(-style) house (US) → Bungalow m
viViehwirtschaft treiben
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ranch

[rɑːntʃ] nranch m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ranch

(raːntʃ) noun
a farm, especially one in North America for rearing cattle or horses.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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