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

First recorded in 1630–40; farm + land
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Related Words for farmland

estate, soil, terrain, home, earth, continent, ground, plot, district, area, field, homeland, territory, beach, province, parcel, countryside, acreage, tract, nation

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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


  1. 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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