What does farmer mean?

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ˈfɑr mərfarmer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. farmer, husbandman, granger, sodbusternoun

    a person who operates a farm

  2. Farmer, James Leonard Farmernoun

    United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920)

  3. Farmer, Fannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmernoun

    an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)


  1. farmernoun

    A person who works the land or who keeps livestock, especially on a farm.

    Etymology: From *, fermour, partly from fermier, from firmarius, from firma, see farm; and partly from feormere, from feormian, equivalent to . More at farm.

  2. farmernoun

    Agent noun of farm; someone or something that farms.

    Etymology: From *, fermour, partly from fermier, from firmarius, from firma, see farm; and partly from feormere, from feormian, equivalent to . More at farm.

  3. Farmernoun

    the Soviet MiG 19 aircraft.

    Etymology: From *, fermour, partly from fermier, from firmarius, from firma, see farm; and partly from feormere, from feormian, equivalent to . More at farm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Farmernoun

    one who farms

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fermier.]

  2. Farmernoun

    one who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fermier.]

  3. Farmernoun

    one who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fermier.]

  4. Farmernoun

    one who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fermier.]

  5. Farmernoun

    the lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown

    Etymology: [Cf. F. fermier.]


  1. Farmer

    A farmer is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock. A farmer might own the farmed land or might work as a labourer on land owned by others, but in advanced economies, a farmer is usually a farm owner, while employees of the farm are farm workers, farmhands, etc.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. farmer

    1. A man who raises early feed for potato-bugs. 2. One who supplies raw stock for vaudeville jokes. 3. A man who makes his money in the country and blows it in when he comes to town. (Farms were first devised as an excuse for the Agricultural Department at Washington.)

Editors Contribution

  1. farmer

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, training, education and skills to run a farm.

    The local farmers worked together through a co-op to achieve their fair prices.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'farmer' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4312

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'farmer' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3849

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'farmer' in Nouns Frequency: #653

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of farmer in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of farmer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of farmer in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Cramer:

    I think China will be at the table of settling fairly shortly after the election, to be honest with you. In the meantime, they're going to try to use political pressure where they can. Yes, it's a real hurt. What I've tried to impress upon The President many times is that short-term pain for a farmer can be the end of his career, depending again on his personal circumstances.

  2. Frederick Wangombe:

    The egg farmer doesn't want to know what's in the feed, they want to know the performance.

  3. Charles Cooley:

    It is surely a matter of common observation that a man who knows no one thing intimately has no views worth hearing on things in general. The farmer philosophizes in terms of crops, soils, markets, and implements, the mechanic generalizes his experiences of wood and iron, the seaman reaches similar conclusions by his own special road; and if the scholar keeps pace with these it must be by an equally virile productivity.

  4. Forrest Pritchard:

    It’s 2015 and there are more options than ever, whole Foods and a lot of your grocery stores will have these birds. But there’s always a great place to go—your local farmer’s market.

  5. Ralph Northam:

    I knew State Senator Augustus Benton as a lawmaker, an attorney, a banker, and a farmer raising beef cattle in Moccasin Valley, working the land just as generations of State Senator Augustus Benton family had done before him, state Senator Augustus Benton loved the outdoors, and State Senator Augustus Benton loved serving people even more. State Senator Augustus Benton pushed hard to bring jobs and investment to State Senator Augustus Benton district, and I will always be grateful for State Senator Augustus Benton courageous vote to expand health care for people who need it.

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