- the rent or income from leased property.
- the condition of being leased at a fixed rent; possession under lease; a lease.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to assign (work, privileges, or the like) to another by financial agreement; subcontract; lease: The busy shipyard farmed out two construction jobs to a smaller yard.
- to assign the care of (a child or dependent person) to another: She farms her elderly aunt out to a retired nurse during the workweek.
- Chiefly Baseball. to assign (a player) to a farm.
- to exhaust (farmland) by overcropping.
- to drill (oil or gas wells), especially by subcontract on land owned or leased by another.
Origin of farm
Examples from the Web for farmed
His daddy was a drinker, not much for raising kids, so Johnny was farmed off to an uncle, Joe France, the toughest rancher around.
“In the 60s we had quite a large area that we farmed and hired people to help,” said Doris.The Texas Drought Seen Firsthand from the Eyes of Ranchers|Malcolm Jones|August 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There is a suggestion that the investigation of the case was farmed out to a "neutral" province to depoliticize the process.
Instead, the work of canine acting was farmed out to other German Shepherds.
He served in the Air Force and then came home and farmed cotton.
Having secured his own farm (on section nine) he farmed there until 1875, when he moved to the village of Stoughton.
Except in the southwest and a few isolated spots, the country cannot be farmed.Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador|William Wood
He had followed the sea, he had farmed, he had been a logger and a hunter in the Maine woods.
Some of de boys who had been slaves, farmed wid old marster, but I worked at my trade.
He had established himself on a small estate in Touraine, which he farmed himself.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for farmed (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for farmed (2 of 2)
- a tract of land, usually with house and buildings, cultivated as a unit or used to rear livestock
- (as modifier)farm produce
- (in combination)farmland
- a fixed sum paid by an individual or group for the right of collecting and retaining taxes, rents, etc
- a fixed sum paid regularly by a town, county, etc, in lieu of taxes
- the leasing of a source of revenue to an individual or group
- a fixed tax, rent, etc, paid regularly
- to cultivate (land)
- to rear (stock, etc) on a farm
- 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
- to operate (a franchise) under similar conditions
Word Origin for farm
Idioms and Phrases with farmed
In addition to the idiom beginning with farm
- farm out
- buy it (the farm)