Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
  2. (verb, social) be a farmer; work as a farmer
  3. (verb, possession) collect fees or profits
  4. (verb, creation) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
    They produce good ham in Parma
    We grow wheat here
    We raise hogs here

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Synonyms of Farm

grow, produce, raise

Origin of the word Farm

  1. c.1300, from O.Fr. ferme "lease," from M.L. firma "fixed payment," from L. firmare "to fix, settle, confirm, strengthen," from firmus "firm" (see firm (adj.)). Sense of "tract of leased land" is first recorded early 14c.; that of "cultivated land" (leased or not) is 1520s. The verm, in its agricultural sense, is 1719. Original sense is retained in more

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