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ranch

[ ranch ]

noun

  1. an establishment maintained for raising livestock under range conditions.
  2. Chiefly Western U.S. and Canada. a large farm used primarily to raise one kind of crop or animal:

    a mink ranch.

  3. the persons employed or living on a ranch.
  4. I’ll have the small salad, with ranch on the side.



verb (used without object)

  1. to manage or work on a ranch.

ranch

/ rɑːntʃ /

noun

  1. a large tract of land, esp one in North America, together with the necessary personnel, buildings, and equipment, for rearing livestock, esp cattle
    1. any large farm for the rearing of a particular kind of livestock or crop

      a mink ranch

    2. the buildings, land, etc, connected with it


verb

  1. intr to manage or run a ranch
  2. tr to raise (animals) on or as if on a ranch
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Other Words From

  • ranchless adjective
  • ranchlike adjective
  • un·ranched adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ranch1

An Americanism dating from 1800–10; from Spanish rancho “farm, cattle farm, ranch”; rancho
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Word History and Origins

Origin of ranch1

C19: from Mexican Spanish rancho small farm; see rancho
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Example Sentences

Grant replaces traditional corn with rice, smothering it in Pecorino and a vegan ranch.

Stemple Creek, for example, uses techniques on its entire ranch to offset beef emissions.

Roughly 100 years after Cross founded his ranch, it passed into the hands of his grandson John.

From Fortune

Then all of a sudden, there’s like a whole neighborhood of ranch-style homes or ranches, and these people have homes out in the middle of the forest, essentially, or a dried forest.

He gave it to me before I went to live on a cattle ranch in Brazil, where I wouldn’t have any connection with the outside world for months.

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My dad had worked for a while as a ranch hand, and his “Open Road” was a remnant of those days.

She is a waitress, he helps run the family ranch, and something more criminal.

Of all the people to look up to for a back-to-nature stance, why the monster from Spahn Ranch?

On November 23, from his ranch in Texas, Johnson spoke on the phone with acting Secretary of State George Ball.

He does not remember exactly when they first moved onto the ranch.

Sometimes he did, although when I saw the worst coming I generally managed to get him over to the ranch.

Of course you would have all the riding you wanted, but there are no round-ups worth speaking of on a ranch the size of Lumalitas.

You have no idea how cosey and pretty your ranch-house looks, and I have sent out my uncle's law—and farm—library.

He gathered the heap and flung it into a corner, then caught up his hat and struck out for the loneliest part of the ranch.

Many acres of the ranch were profitably let, although by the month only, as pasture both for cows and horses.

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