land under cultivation or capable of being cultivated: to protect valuable farmland from erosion.

Origin of farmland

First recorded in 1630–40; farm + land Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for farmland

Contemporary Examples of farmland

Historical Examples of farmland

  • The state owns virtually all industry and shares with collective farms ownership of more than nine-tenths of the farmland.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

  • Similarly, burgesses usually had farmland outside the borough.

  • A year ago it had been ploughed as part of the French farmland, and now here were the English playing football!

    Life in a Tank

    Richard Haigh

  • And to leave her in farmland would be to let her slip back again out of accord with him.

  • The ownership in city land is, therefore, totally different from ownership in farmland.

British Dictionary definitions for farmland



land used or suitable for farming
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Word Origin and History for farmland

mid-14c., from farm (n.) + land (n.).

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