What does farm mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word farm.

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"


  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

  12. Origin: [OE. ferme rent, lease, F. ferme, LL. firma, fr. L. firmus firm, fast, firmare to make firm or fast. See Firm, a. & n.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Farm

    färm, n. land let or rented for cultivation or pasturage, with the necessary buildings: (Spens.) habitation: (Shak.) a lease.—v.t. to let out as lands to a tenant: to take on lease: to grant certain rights in return for a portion of what they yield, as to farm the taxes: to cultivate, as land.—adj. Farm′able.—ns. Farm′-bai′liff; Farm′er, one who farms or cultivates land: the tenant of a farm: one who collects taxes, &c., for a certain rate per cent.:—fem. Farm′eress; Farm′ering, the business of a farmer.—n.pl. Farm′ers-gen′eral, the name given before the French Revolution to the members of a privileged association in France, who leased the public revenues of the nation.—ns. Farm′ery, the buildings of a farm; Farm′-house, a house attached to a farm in which the farmer lives; Farm′ing, the business of cultivating land; Farm′-lā′bourer.—n.pl. Farm′-off′ices, the offices or outbuildings on a farm.—ns. Farm′stead, a farm with the buildings belonging to it; Farm′-yard, the yard or enclosure surrounded by the farm buildings. [A.S. feorm, goods, entertainment, from Low L. firma—L. firmus, firm. The Low L. firma meant a fixed payment, also a signature (whence our 'firm' in business); from 'rent' farm passed to 'lease,' then to 'a tract of land held on lease.' Farm is therefore a doublet of firm.]

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.

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of farm in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of farm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Scott Houldieson:

    We basically gave up the farm.

  2. Michael Gilligan:

    I would bet the farm on our numbers.

  3. Marley Gray:

    We bet the entire farm on the cloud, pretty much.

  4. Andy Pulk:

    We're on a complete spending hold across the farm.

  5. Vicky Lau:

    I'm trying to re-create the landscape of Hangzhou's tea farm.

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