verb (used without object)
- ramón y cajal,
- ramón y cajal, santiago,
- ranch dressing,
- ranch house,
- ranch mink,
Origin of ranch
Examples from the Web for ranching
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
As a boy in Alamo, a tiny Mormon ranching community in Lincoln County 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Lamb was one of 11 children.The Cowboy Sheriff of Las Vegas Rides Into ‘Mob Museum’|John L. Smith|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Droughts have always been part of farming and ranching in the hardest-hit areas of the Midwest.Midwest Drought Forces South Dakota Farmers and Ranchers to Abandon Crops and Thin Herds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|August 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Agriculture is everywhere impossible, though some of the better timbered parts might make good winter ranching country.The African Colony|John Buchan
Some pioneers from the East had settled inland after California had been separated from Mexico, and were ranching and farming.Historic Adventures|Rupert S. Holland
There are many bitter men here—men who have failed at ranching.The Lone Star Ranger|Zane Grey
I tell you right here, aunt, that man's worse than scurvy in our ranching world.The Story of the Foss River Ranch|Ridgwell Cullum
With settlers would come well-boring, irrigation, farming, and ranching.The Road Builders|Samuel Merwin
- any large farm for the rearing of a particular kind of livestock or cropa mink ranch
- the buildings, land, etc, connected with it
Word Origin for ranch
1808, "country house," from American Spanish rancho "small farm, group of farm huts," from Spanish rancho "mess-room," originally, "group of people who eat together," from ranchear "to lodge or station," from Old French ranger "install in position," from rang "row, line" (see rank (n.)).
Sense of "large stock-farm and herding establishment" is from 1831. Of houses, "single-story, split-level" (adj.) from 1950; as a noun from 1960. Ranch-house attested from 1862.
1866, from ranch (n.). Related: Ranched; ranching.