What does ranch mean?

Definitions for ranch
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ranch, spread, cattle ranch, cattle farm(verb)

    farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)

  2. ranch(verb)

    manage or run a ranch

    "Her husband is ranching in Arizona"

Wiktionary

  1. ranch(Noun)

    A large plot of land used for raising cattle, sheep or other livestock.

    Etymology: 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)

  2. ranch(Noun)

    A small farm that cultivates vegetables and/or livestock.

    Etymology: 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)

  3. ranch(Noun)

    A house or property on a ranch land.

    Etymology: 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)

  4. ranch(Noun)

    A type of salad dressing.

    Etymology: 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)

  5. ranch(Verb)

    To operate a ranch; engage in ranching.

    Formally the widow still ranches, in fact she leaves all ranching to the foreman

    Etymology: 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)

  6. ranch(Verb)

    To work on a ranch

    Etymology: 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)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ranch(verb)

    to wrench; to tear; to sprain; to injure by violent straining or contortion

    Etymology: [See Rancho.]

  2. Ranch(noun)

    a tract of land used for grazing and the rearing of horses, cattle, or sheep. See Rancho, 2

    Etymology: [See Rancho.]

Freebase

  1. Ranch

    A ranch is an area of landscape, including various structures, given primarily to the practice of ranching, the practice of raising grazing livestock such as cattle or sheep for meat or wool. The word most often applies to livestock-raising operations in the western United States and Canada, though there are ranches in other areas. People who own or operate a ranch are called ranchers, or stockgrowers. Ranching is also a method used to raise less common livestock such as elk, American bison or even ostrich, emu, and alpacas. Ranches generally consist of large areas, but may be of nearly any size. In the western United States, many ranches are a combination of privately owned land supplemented by grazing leases on land under the control of the federal Bureau of Land Management. If the ranch includes arable or irrigated land, the ranch may also engage in a limited amount of farming, raising crops for feeding the animals, such as hay and feed grains. Ranches that cater exclusively to tourists are called guest ranches or, colloquially, "dude ranches." Most working ranches do not cater to guests, though they may allow private hunters or outfitters onto their property to hunt native wildlife. However, in recent years, a few struggling smaller operations have added some dude ranch features, such as horseback rides, cattle drives or guided hunting, in an attempt to bring in additional income. Ranching is part of the iconography of the "Wild West" as seen in Western movies and rodeos.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ranch

    ranch, n. a stock farm in the west part of the United States.—v.i. to manage or work upon a ranch—also Ranche, Ranch′o.—ns. Ranch′er, Ranchero (ran-chā′rō), Ranch′man, one employed in ranching; Rancheria (ran-chā-rē′a), a herdsman's hut: a village of herdsmen: a settlement of Indians; Ranch′ing, the business of cattle-breeding. [Sp. rancho, prop. 'mess' or 'mess-room;' in Mexico, a herdsman's hut, a grazing-farm.]

  2. Ranch

    ransh, v.t. (Dryden) to tear, wound. [Wrench.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Ranch

    From the Spanish rancho, a hut of posts, covered with branches or thatch, in which herdsman or farm labourers in the western states of North America lodge by night.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranch in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ranch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of ranch in a Sentence

  1. Jim Benvie:

    There's not going to be any standoffs, this isn't the Bundy Ranch.

  2. Douglas County:

    I have to believe that the quick response of the officers that got inside Highlands Ranch helped save lives.

  3. Viviana Krsticevic:

    Workers were subjected to death threats and were not free to leave the ranch. They didn't have any type of toilet, and their drinking water was the same water used by cattle.

  4. Syd Kitson:

    Josh Day wife added : I think we’re pretty all in ! We live here. We work here. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. When developer Syd Kitson, a former NFL lineman with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, bought the 17,000-acre property, it was all old mining and farmland. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. It’s now the country’s first, fully solar city, with a very low carbon footprint, a soon-to-open school, electric shuttles that will eventually be driverless, a cute town square with shops and an emphasis on the environment and preservation. Where most developers would build and sell as many homes as possible, for greater profit, Kitson’s vision from the beginning was preserving most of the open space, now encompassing several lakes and 50 miles of bike trails. The homes run from $ 190,000 to about $ 499,000. Residents can work in the town, but are not required to do so. The fully completed footprint will eventually be 19,500 homes. We think about the way we develop differently …. It’s the most environmentally responsible, the most sustainable new town that’s ever been developed, and, it’s the first solar-powered town in America. And we’re very proud of that. In January, the first two people moved in. Now, there are 150 homes under contract with an expectation that will there will be 250 families moved in by December. Eight developers are now building homes. The vision is a unique creation of a 45,000-person small city. But first came the enormous solar farm. Syd Kitson gave the land to Florida Power Light for free, which then spent more than $ 100,000,000 installing all the panels, wires and storage batteries. That solar-generated power now is shared throughout FPL’s grid, as Babcock Ranch’s demand, at this point, remains very small. John Woolschlager, an urban planningprofessor at nearby Florida Gulf Coast University, said all cities canultimately follow Babcock Ranch’s model, but Florida Gulf Coast University will take years. Babcock Ranch’s huge advantage was that Babcock Ranch huge advantage’s being built from scratch with theself-sustainability and pro-environment philosophy on the ground first.

  5. Kevin Brady:

    The super rich? They don't pay this tax. They have a legion of lawyers and tax planners. They have charitable trusts and foundations, these are family-owned, hard-working, risk-taking, determined Americans who are building their business, their farm, their ranch. These are not, as we will hear today, the Paris Hiltons and robber barons of the Teddy Roosevelt days.

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