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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)

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.

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."