Definitions for FARMfɑrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a tract of land, usu. with a house, barn, silo, etc., on which crops and often livestock are raised for livelihood.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. land or water devoted to the raising of animals, fish, plants, etc.:

    a pig farm; an oyster farm.

    Category: Agriculture

  3. the system, method, or act of collecting revenue by leasing a territory in districts.

  4. a country or district leased for the collection of revenue.

  5. a fixed yearly amount accepted from a person in view of local or district taxes that he or she is authorized to collect.

  6. Eng. Hist. the rent or income from leased property. the condition of being leased at a fixed rent; possession under lease; a lease.

    Category: Western History

  7. Obs. a fixed yearly amount payable in the form of rent, taxes, or the like.

  8. (v.t.)to cultivate (land).

  9. to take the proceeds or profits of (a tax, undertaking, etc.) on paying a fixed sum.

  10. to let or lease (taxes, revenues, an enterprise, etc.) to another for a fixed sum or a percentage (often fol. by out).

  11. to let or lease the labor or services of (a person) for hire.

  12. to contract for the maintenance of (a person, institution, etc.):

    a county that farms its poor.

  13. (v.i.)to cultivate the soil; operate a farm.

    Category: Agriculture

  14. farm out, to assign or subcontract (work) to another, esp. to a smaller concern. to assign the care of (a child) to another. to assign (a baseball player) to a farm team. to exhaust (farmland) by overcropping.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Sport

Origin of farm:

1250–1300; ME ferme lease, rent < AF, OF < L firmāre to make firm, confirm. See firm1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. farm(noun)

    workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit

    "it takes several people to work the farm"

  2. farm(verb)

    be a farmer; work as a farmer

    "My son is farming in California"

  3. farm(verb)

    collect fees or profits

  4. grow, raise, farm, produce(verb)

    cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

    "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. farm(noun)ɑrm

    land and buildings for growing crops and raising animals

    life on the farm; a 1000 acre farm

  2. farm(verb)ɑrm

    to raise crops or large animals


  1. farm(Noun)

    food; a meal

  2. farm(Noun)

    A place where agricultural and similar activities take place, especially the growing of crops or the raising of livestock

  3. farm(Noun)

    A location used for an industrial purpose, having many similar structures

    fuel farm; wind farm; antenna farm

  4. farm(Noun)

    A group of coordinated servers

    a render farm; a server farm

  5. farm(Verb)

    To work on a farm, especially in the growing and harvesting of crops

  6. farm(Verb)

    To grow a particular crop

  7. farm(Verb)

    The practice of grinding in a particular area or set of enemies for a particular drop (or set thereof)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farm

    the rent of land, -- originally paid by reservation of part of its products

  2. Farm

    the term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold

  3. Farm

    the land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation

  4. Farm

    any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner

  5. Farm

    a district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government

  6. Farm

    a lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm, the silk farm

  7. Farm(verb)

    to lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds

  8. Farm(verb)

    to give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes

  9. Farm(verb)

    to take at a certain rent or rate

  10. Farm(verb)

    to devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm

  11. Farm(verb)

    to engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer


  1. Farm

    A farm is an area of land, or, for aquaculture, lake, river or sea, including various structures, devoted primarily to the practice of producing and managing food, fibres and, increasingly, fuel. It is the basic production facility in food production. Farms may be owned and operated by a single individual, family, community, corporation or a company. A farm can be a holding of any size from a fraction of a hectare to several thousand hectares.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. farm

    A group of machines, especially a large group of near-identical machines running load-balancing software, dedicated to a single task. Historically the term server farm, used especially for a group of web servers, seems to have been coined by analogy with earlier disk farm in the early 1990s; generalization began with render farm for a group of machines dedicated to rendering computer animations (this term appears to have been popularized by publicity about the pioneering “Linux render farm” used to produce the movie Titanic). By 2001 other combinations such as “compile farm” and “compute farm” were increasingly common, and arguably borderline techspeak. More jargon uses seem likely to arise (and be absorbed into techspeak over time) as new uses are discovered for networked machine clusters. Compare link farm.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FARM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1546

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FARM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1668

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'FARM' in Nouns Frequency: #550

Translations for FARM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an area of land, including buildings, used for growing crops, breeding and keeping cows, sheep, pigs etc

Much of England is good agricultural land and there are many farms.

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