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Definitions for agrarian
əˈgrɛər i ənagrar·i·an

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. agrarian, agricultural, farming(a)adjective

    relating to rural matters

    "an agrarian (or agricultural) society"; "farming communities"


  1. agrariannoun

    A person who advocates the political interests of working farmers

  2. agrarianadjective

    Of, or relating to, the ownership, tenure and cultivation of land

  3. agrarianadjective

    Agricultural or rural.

  4. Etymology: From agrarien, from agrarius, from stem of ager + -arius

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Agrarianadjective

    Relating to fields or grounds; a word seldom used but in the Roman history, where there is mention of the agrarian law.

    Etymology: agrarius, Lat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Agrarianadjective

    pertaining to fields, or lands, or their tenure; esp., relating to an equal or equitable division of lands; as, the agrarian laws of Rome, which distributed the conquered and other public lands among citizens

  2. Agrarianadjective

    wild; -- said of plants growing in the fields

  3. Agrariannoun

    one in favor of an equal division of landed property

  4. Agrariannoun

    an agrarian law

  5. Etymology: [L. agrarius, fr. ager field.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Agrarian

    ag-rā′ri-an, adj. relating to land, or its management, as in 'agrarian crime,' &c., applied esp. to Roman laws for the equal distribution of the public lands: rural.—n. Agrā′rianism, an equal division of lands: a political movement in favour of interference with the ordinary conditions of private property in land. [L. agrariusager, a field. See Acre.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of agrarian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of agrarian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of agrarian in a Sentence

  1. Robert Mann:

    Aviation is an incredible enabler of economic growth, both domestically and internationally, without it, you take it back to an almost agrarian economy, trying to operate with a railroad network.

  2. Bev Laing:

    Delaware was a microcosm of the nation -- an industrial north and an agrarian south.

  3. Mohini Mohan Mishra:

    The field trials will destroy the entire agrarian economy of this country because they have no clue about the long term impact, they have been blinded by the western corporates and we will not let them commit this blunder.

  4. David Katz:

    [Both of these regions] tend to be working the land, are agrarian and produce their own food.

  5. Eric Xu:

    It seems that their bodies are in the information age but their minds are still in the agrarian age, their behavior shows not just an ignorance of how science and innovation works today, but also their own lack of confidence.

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