Definitions for ranchræntʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an establishment maintained for raising livestock under range conditions.
a farm or ranchlike enterprise that raises a single crop or animal:
a fruit ranch; a mink ranch.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Agriculture, British, Dialect
the persons working or living on a ranch.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Architecture
Ref: ranch house (def. 2). 2
(v.i.)to own, manage, or work on a ranch.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of ranch:
1800–10, Amer.; < Sp ranchorancho
ranch, spread, cattle ranch, cattle farm(verb)
farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
manage or run a ranch
"Her husband is ranching in Arizona"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large sheep, horse or cattle farm in the U.S. or Canada
a ranch owner; a cattle ranch
A large plot of land used for raising cattle, sheep or other livestock.
A small farm that cultivates vegetables and/or livestock.
A house or property on a ranch land.
A type of salad dressing.
To operate a ranch; engage in ranching.
Formally the widow still ranches, in fact she leaves all ranching to the foreman
To work on a ranch
Origin: Recorded since 1808, farm sense since 1831. From American rancho, in Spanish originally "group of people who eat together", from ranchear, from ranger, from rang (cognate with rank)
to wrench; to tear; to sprain; to injure by violent straining or contortion
a tract of land used for grazing and the rearing of horses, cattle, or sheep. See Rancho, 2
Translations for ranch
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a farm, especially one in North America for rearing cattle or horses.
- مَزْرَعَه، مَرْبى ماشِيَهArabic
- fazendaPortuguese (BR)
- die RanchGerman
- مزرعه دامداریFarsi
- ranč, velika stočna farmaCroatian
- ranch, fattoriaItalian
- kvegfarm, ranchNorwegian
- مزرعه دامداریPersian
- ورشو، بانډه، څړ ځاى، هغه ځاى ياكښت چه په هغه كى داسانو، ميږو اونورو مالو ساتنه كيږىPashto
- ranch, fermăRomanian
- ranch, farmSwedish
- hayvanüretme çiftliğiTurkish
- (尤指北美的)牧場Chinese (Trad.)
- مویشی خانہUrdu
- nông trạiVietnamese
- （北美的）大牧场Chinese (Simp.)
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