agriculturist


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ag·ri·cul·ture

 (ăg′rĭ-kŭl′chər)
n.
The science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.

[Middle English, from Latin agrīcultūra : agrī, genitive of ager, field; see agro- in Indo-European roots + cultūra, cultivation; see culture.]

ag′ri·cul′tur·al adj.
ag′ri·cul′tur·al·ly adv.
ag′ri·cul′tur·ist, ag′ri·cul′tur·al·ist n.

ag•ri•cul•tur•ist

(ˌæg rɪˈkʌl tʃər ɪst)

also ag•ri•cul•tur•al•ist

(-tʃər ə lɪst)

n.
1. an expert in agriculture.
2. a farmer.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agriculturist - someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soilagriculturist - someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
farmer, granger, husbandman, sodbuster - a person who operates a farm
fruit grower - someone who grows fruit commercially
viticulturist - a cultivator of grape vine
Translations

agricultur(al)ist

nLandwirtschaftsexperte m/-expertin f; (= farmer)Landwirt(in) m(f)
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Definition: A moral agriculturist; a man who cultivates the field of human sympathy.
The gentleman with the gray whiskers was obviously an inveterate adherent of serfdom and a devoted agriculturist, who had lived all his life in the country.
Yet, in spite of the only too slightly veiled enmity between them, he was rather proud of the handsome lad and determined to give him a thorough stockman's and agriculturist's training.
A French privateer captured the vessel on her passage home, the flaxseed was condemned and sold, my ancestors being transferred in a body to the ownership of a certain agriculturist in the neighborhood of Evreux, who dealt largely in such articles.
But young Walter Franklin was a modern agriculturist. He had a telephone in his cow house, and he could figure up exactly what effect next year's Canada wheat crop would have on potatoes planted in the dark of the moon.
an agriculturist yesterday, a shoemaker to-day, and a school master to-morrow!
He doesn't understand anything about it, but ever since he started a cucumber-frame last summer he has regarded himself in the light of an agriculturist, and talks in this absurd way with the idea of impressing the rest of the terrace with the notion that he is a retired farmer.
what is that?" cried a surveyor's chainman, shading his eyes and gazing at the fading line of agriculturist which bisected his visible horizon.
It is unnecessary to warn the practised reader, that the sameness of the surface, and the low stands of the spectators, exaggerated the distances; but, as swell appeared after swell, and island succeeded island, there was a disheartening assurance that long, and seemingly interminable, tracts of territory must be passed, before the wishes of the humblest agriculturist could be realised.
Nowadays I'm so drove I get along with the Almanac, the Weekly Argus, and the Maine State Agriculturist.--There's the river again; this is the last long hill, and when we get to the top of it we'll see the chimbleys of Riverboro in the distance.
Beside the salmon fishery of the Columbia, which is capable of being rendered a considerable source of profit; the great valleys of the lower country, below the elevated volcanic plateau, are calculated to give sustenance to countless flocks and herds, and to sustain a great population of graziers and agriculturists.
Only the following considerations can have led the historians to such a conclusion: (1) that history is written by learned men, and so it is natural and agreeable for them to think that the activity of their class supplies the basis of the movement of all humanity, just as a similar belief is natural and agreeable to traders, agriculturists, and soldiers (if they do not express it, that is merely because traders and soldiers do not write history), and (2) that spiritual activity, enlightenment, civilization, culture, ideas, are all indistinct, indefinite conceptions under whose banner it is very easy to use words having a still less definite meaning, and which can therefore be readily introduced into any theory.

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