Definition of "farm" []

  • A tract of land cultivated for the purpose of agricultural production. (noun)
  • A tract of land devoted to the raising and breeding of domestic animals. (noun)
  • An area of water devoted to the raising, breeding, or production of a specific aquatic animal: a trout farm; an oyster farm. (noun)
  • An area of land devoted to the storage of a commodity or the emplacement of a group of devices: a tank farm; an antenna farm. (noun)
  • Baseball A minor-league club affiliated with a major-league club for the training of recruits and the maintenance of temporarily unneeded players. (noun)
  • A tract of land, usually with house and buildings, cultivated as a unit or used to rear livestock (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (in combination) (noun)
  • A unit of land or water devoted to the growing or rearing of some particular type of vegetable, fruit, animal, or fish (noun)
  • An installation for storage (noun)
  • A district of which one or more taxes are leased (noun)
  • A fixed sum paid by an individual or group for the right of collecting and retaining taxes, rents, etc (noun)
  • A fixed sum paid regularly by a town, county, etc, in lieu of taxes (noun)
  • The leasing of a source of revenue to an individual or group (noun)
  • A fixed tax, rent, etc, paid regularly (noun)
  • To cultivate (land) (verb)
  • To rear (stock, etc) on a farm (verb)
  • To engage in agricultural work, esp as a way of life (verb)
  • To look after a child for a fixed sum (verb)
  • To collect the moneys due and retain the profits from (a tax district, business, etc) for a specified period on payment of a sum or sums (verb)
  • To operate (a franchise) under similar conditions (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "farm" in a sentence
  • "From her first words -- "I thank you, my loyal men, for the great service you have rendered our farm, and indeed _our _farm I consider it, for we all play our part" -- I saw hostility written on every face, and as she drank, I shuddered to think of what might be said when we had departed that could not be spat out in our presence."
  • "The word farm comes from the Latin word, firma, which means an unchanging payment."
  • "Since the sixteenth century, the word farm has meant agricultural land."