farm out

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1. A tract of land cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production.
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.
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
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.
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.]
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farm out

vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Commerce) to send (work) to be done by another person, firm, etc; subcontract
2. to put (a child, etc) into the care of a private individual; foster
3. (Commerce) to lease to another for a rent or fee the right to operate (a business for profit, land, etc) or the right to collect (taxes)
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: out - arranged for contracted work to be done by others
hire, employ, engage - engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?" 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"
loan, lend - give temporarily; let have for a limited time; "I will lend you my car"; "loan me some money"
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vt sep workvergeben (→ on, to an +acc); childrenin Pflege geben (→ to +datbei)
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"Dorlcote Mill's been in our family a hundred year and better, and nobody ever heard of a Pivart meddling with the river, till this fellow came and bought Bincome's farm out of hand, before anybody else could so much as say 'snap.' But I'll Pivart him!" added Mr.
While capital markets are expected to remain challenging the company has developed an excellent track record for funding its exploration activities from farm outs. The Board therefore reasonably expects to secure a farm out for its Sicily channel acreage that should result in the appraisal of the Dougga discovery and at least one of the exceptional near field exploration opportunities, both of which are currently held at a high equity interest of 60%.
ADX planned exploration operations in Romania are expected to be funded via the existing farm out to RAG announced on 23 May 2012.
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