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OTHER WORDS FROM farmingself-farm·ing, nounun·farm·ing, adjective
Words nearby farming
Definition for farming (2 of 2)
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM farm
Example sentences 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
British Dictionary definitions for farming (1 of 2)
- the business, art, or skill of agriculture
- (as modifier)farming methods
British Dictionary definitions for farming (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
Derived forms of farmfarmable, adjective
Word Origin for farm
Idioms and Phrases with farming
In addition to the idiom beginning with farm
- farm out
- buy it (the farm)