capable of producing crops; suitable for farming; suited to the plow and for tillage: arable land; arable soil.
land that can be or is cultivated.
- ar·a·bil·i·ty, noun
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How to use arable in a sentence
The open data initiative that covered the period between 2018 and 2020, disclosed more forests and arable lands than were previously detected.Africa’s first digital map of its land reveals a surprising fact about its trees | Seth Onyango | August 10, 2021 | Quartz
Yet in Burkina Faso, arable land and their natural water supplies are drying up at a terrifying rate, making it next to impossible for families that have farmed the earth for generations to feed their children.Angelina Jolie: We Need to Understand the Human Cost of Burkina Faso’s Refugee Crisis | Angelina Jolie | July 8, 2021 | Time
We wanted to look for a more sustainable way of farming with the growing city population, and less arable land.How a parking lot roof was turned into an urban farm in Singapore | Clarisa Diaz | March 31, 2021 | Quartz
I wanted to find a more efficient way to use land and resources so that we could let more arable areas remain wild, or to remain lower production but allow for greater biodiversity.No Trees Harmed: MIT Aims to One Day Grow Your Kitchen Table in a Lab | Jason Dorrier | January 24, 2021 | Singularity Hub
This was matched by an increasing ability to redirect water supplies and tap into aquifers, helping turn some arid regions into fertile arable land.
Water, food and arable land will be more scarce, cities more crowded and hunger more widespread.
You will, by accident listening to the show, become an expert-not-really in matters of arable farming, organic crops, and milking.America, Presenting Your New Addiction: ‘The Archers’ | Tim Teeman | April 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Extensive tracts of good arable land exist in many parts of the Acadian region.
Chief among the causes of the misery of the peasants was the extent to which arable land was converted into pasture.The Political History of England - Vol. X. | William Hunt
Reducing more and more that famishing dog-kennel of a Brandenburg into a fruitful arable field.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. III. (of XXI.) | Thomas Carlyle
The idleness of arable and pasture land is as nothing compared to the idleness of the wide, rolling downs.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
One of these, with the adjacent domain of arable fields and woods, had the name of a villa or manse.
British Dictionary definitions for arable
(of land) being or capable of being tilled for the production of crops
of, relating to, or using such land: arable farming
arable land or farming
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