- farmers' alliance,
- farmers' market,
- farmington hills,
Origin of farming
- 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 farming
Two-thirds of the 22 million people in West Africa depend on farming to live.
Nathan learned everything he could about farming and ranching.‘The Harness Maker’s Dream:’ The Unlikely Ranch King of Texas|Nick Kotz|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Too many were taken from the farm and educated, but educated in everything but farming.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The invention of farming was the initial cause of wars that created peace.
Sharpe Holdings Inc.* Missouri corporation that is involved in the farming, dairy, creamery, and cheese-making industries.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage|Abby Haglage|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The advent of technological application in the farming sector was a cause of both optimism and disquiet.Frying Pan Farm|Elizabeth Brown Pryor
It is interesting as affording a picture of the condition of the States and the farming there a century ago.Cornish Characters|S. Baring-Gould
The farming operations of the whole region are disorganised and out of joint.Ireland as It Is|Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The farming population of New England is not a handsome population, generally.
While the farming population in general live well, yet many tables are lacking in variety, especially in fruit and vegetables.New Ideals in Rural Schools|George Herbert Betts
- the business, art, or skill of agriculture
- (as modifier)farming methods
- 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
1590s, "action of farming out," verbal noun from farm (v.). Meaning "husbandry" attested by 1733.
c.1300, "fixed payment (usually in exchange for taxes collected, etc.), fixed rent," from Old French ferme "rent, lease," from Medieval Latin firma "fixed payment," from Latin firmare "to fix, settle, confirm, strengthen," from firmus "firm" (see firm (adj.)).
Sense of "tract of leased land" is first recorded early 14c.; that of "cultivated land" (leased or not) is 1520s. Phrase buy the farm "die in battle," is at least from World War II, perhaps a cynical reference to the draftee's dream of getting out of the war and going home, in many cases to a peaceful farmstead. But fetch the farm is prisoner slang from at least 1879 for "get sent to the infirmary," with reference to the better diet and lighter duties there.
mid-15c., "to rent (land)," from Anglo-French fermer, from ferme (see farm (n.)). The agricultural sense is from 1719. Original sense is retained in to farm out.
In addition to the idiom beginning with farm
- farm out
- buy it (the farm)