a person who farms; person who operates a farm or cultivates land.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. an unsophisticated or ignorant person, especially one from a rural area.
Archaic. a person who undertakes some service, as the care of children or poor people, at a fixed price.
Archaic. a person who undertakes the collection of taxes, duties, etc., paying a fixed sum for the privilege of retaining them.
a variety of twenty-one played with a 45-card pack, the object being to obtain cards having a total worth of 16.
the dealer in this game.
- farm·er·like, adjective
- pro·farm·er, adjective
- un·der·farm·er, noun
Other definitions for Farmer (2 of 2)
Fannie (Mer·ritt) [mer-it], /ˈmɛr ɪt/, 1857–1915, U.S. authority on cooking.
James (Leonard), 1920–1999, U.S. civil rights leader; founder of CORE.
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How to use farmer in a sentence
Residue from fiber extraction is sent to farmers for mulching.How a Wasteland Shrub Is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Fashion | Daniel Malloy | August 28, 2020 | Ozy
Such subseasonal forecasts can save farmers both time and money, since they don’t need to pay for irrigation when it’s not needed.Improved three-week weather forecasts could save lives from disaster | Alexandra Witze | August 27, 2020 | Science News
I felt even more ridiculous doing the farmer’s walk exercise, where you’re just walking around, a kettlebell in each hand.The Gym-Free Pandemic Workout: Kettlebells, Indian Clubs, Sandbags, Oh My! | Eugene Robinson | August 25, 2020 | Ozy
You could make clothes from it without dye and suppliers were often small, organic farmers.Scientists Gene-Hack Cotton Plants to Make Them Every Color of the Rainbow | Jason Dorrier | August 11, 2020 | Singularity Hub
So, after the war, farmers were producing more food than was necessary.How the Supermarket Helped America Win the Cold War (Ep. 386 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | August 6, 2020 | Freakonomics
“They are innocent of the charges leveled against them,” a statement issued by farmer, who also represents the accused, said.
In Season 4, he abandons his “Ricktatorship,” assuming the role of farmer.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero | Regina Lizik | October 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Humanitarian Paul farmer and World Bank Leader Jim Yong Kim captured the problem in a Washington Post article last week.Why New York’s Ebola Case Will Hurt Infected Patients Everywhere | Abby Haglage | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Is playing ass-kicking Rick more fun than playing farmer Rick?Andrew Lincoln Wants Rick to End With Johnny Cash and the Sunset | Melissa Leon | October 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One local farmer muttered to me it was like living next door to an airport—but one with a difference.U.S. Planes are Blowing the Hell out of ISIS at Kobani, But … | Jamie Dettmer | October 9, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
E was an Esquire, with pride on his brow; F was a farmer, and followed the plough.
And if he was worried about farmer Green's cat, why didn't he dig a hole for himself at once, and get out of harm's way?
At that farmer Green's cat began to run up and down between the rows of vegetables.
farmer Green's cat had never liked Mr. Crow, for no particular reason.
The farmer told him it was six miles; "but," he added, "you must ride sharp, or you will get a wet jacket before you reach it."The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
British Dictionary definitions for farmer (1 of 2)
a person who operates or manages a farm
a person who obtains the right to collect and retain a tax, rent, etc, or operate a franchise for a specified period on payment of a fee
a person who looks after a child for a fixed sum
British Dictionary definitions for Farmer (2 of 2)
John. ?1565–1605, English madrigal composer and organist
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