- the act or operation of tilling land; tillage.
- the state of being tilled or under cultivation.
- the physical condition of soil in relation to plant growth.
- land that is tilled or cultivated.
Origin of tilth
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Examples from the Web for tilth
The better the land is kept in tilth, the better will be the effect of an application of guano.Guano
The vast plains are rich with crops, or are ready to yield to the tilth.Pictures of Southern Life
William Howard Russell
Tilth masters that have corn of their own growing and sell it to others.The Agrarian Problem in the Sixteenth Century
Richard Henry Tawney
It is the gentry who offer a rich demesne, vineland and tilth, to Meleager, imploring him to take part in their war.The World of Homer
It had for foreground a stretch of tilth—olive-trees, honeysuckle hedges, and cypresses.New Italian sketches
John Addington Symonds
- the act or process of tilling land
- the condition of soil or land that has been tilled, esp with respect to suitability for promoting plant growth
Old English tilthe; see till ²
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Word Origin and History for tilth
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