Definitions for Agricultureˈæg rɪˌkʌl tʃər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ag•ri•cul•tureˈæg rɪˌkʌl tʃər(n.)

  1. the science, art, or occupation concerned with cultivating land, raising crops, and feeding, breeding, and raising livestock; farming.

    Category: Agriculture

Origin of agriculture:

1425–75; late ME < MF < L agrīcultūra=agrī, gen. sing. of ager field +cultūraculture

ag`ri•cul′tur•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. agribusiness, agriculture, factory farm(noun)

    a large-scale farming enterprise

  2. farming, agriculture, husbandry(noun)

    the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

  3. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Department, Agriculture, USDA(noun)

    the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862

  4. agriculture(noun)

    the class of people engaged in growing food

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. agriculture(noun)ˈæg rɪˌkʌl tʃər

    crop cultivation, farming

    land used for agriculture

Wiktionary

  1. agriculture(Noun)

    The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

  2. Origin: From agricultura, from ager, "field" + cultura, "cultivation". See acre, and culture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agriculture(noun)

    the art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming

Freebase

  1. Agriculture

    Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, drugs and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. The study of agriculture is known as agricultural science. The history of agriculture dates back thousands of years, and its development has been driven and defined by greatly different climates, cultures, and technologies. However, all farming generally relies on techniques to expand and maintain the lands that are suitable for raising domesticated species. For plants, this usually requires some form of irrigation, although there are methods of dryland farming; pastoral herding on rangeland is still the most common means of raising livestock. In the developed world, industrial agriculture based on large-scale monoculture has become the dominant system of modern farming, although there is growing support for sustainable agriculture. Until the Industrial Revolution, the vast majority of the human population labored in agriculture. Pre-industrial agriculture was typically subsistence agriculture in which farmers raised most of their crops for their own consumption instead of for trade. A remarkable shift in agricultural practices has occurred over the past century in response to new technologies, and the development of world markets. This also led to technological improvements in agricultural techniques, such as the Haber-Bosch method for synthesizing ammonium nitrate which made the traditional practice of recycling nutrients with crop rotation and animal manure less necessary.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Agriculture

    The science of soil cultivation, crop production, and livestock raising.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2634

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3676

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Agriculture' in Nouns Frequency: #1144


Translations for Agriculture

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

agriculture(noun)

(the science of) the cultivation of land

He is studying agriculture.

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