farming

[ fahr-ming ]
/ ˈfɑr mɪŋ /

noun

the business of operating a farm.
the practice of letting or leasing taxes, revenue, etc., for collection.

Origin of farming

First recorded in 1545–55; farm + -ing1
Related formsself-farm·ing, nounun·farm·ing, adjective

Definition for farming (2 of 2)

Origin of farm

1250–1300; Middle English ferme “lease, rented land, rent,” from Anglo-French, Old French, from Vulgar Latin ferma (unattested), derivative of fermāre (unattested) for Latin firmāre “to make firm, confirm”; see firm1
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British Dictionary definitions for farming (1 of 2)

farming

/ (ˈfɑːmɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the business, art, or skill of agriculture
  2. (as modifier)farming methods

British Dictionary definitions for farming (2 of 2)

farm

/ (fɑːm) /

noun

verb

See also farm out
Derived Formsfarmable, adjective

Word Origin for farm

C13: from Old French ferme rented land, ultimately from Latin firmāre to settle
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Idioms and Phrases with farming

farm


In addition to the idiom beginning with farm

  • farm out

also see:

  • buy it (the farm)
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