A farm is a plot of land that's used for growing food crops or raising livestock. A dairy farm might have cows and fields of grass for them to eat.

Some farms consist of barns or other buildings, greenhouses, and fields. Small farms often grow a variety of vegetables and raise small numbers of animals such as egg-laying hens and dairy goats. Large farms frequently focus on one crop and operate like factories. To work on a farm is to farm. In the 15th century, to farm was "to rent land," from the Anglo-French ferme, "a lease," from the Latin firmare, "to fix, settle, or strengthen."

Primary Meanings of farm

workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
be a farmer; work as a farmer
collect fees or profits
Full Definitions of farm

n workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit

“it takes several people to work the farm
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chicken farm
farm where chickens are raised for sale
a small farm worked by a crofter
dairy, dairy farm
a farm where dairy products are produced
farm-place, farmplace, farmstead
a farm together with its buildings
an outlying farm
a farm that supplies the needs of a large estate of establishment
pig farm, piggery
a farm where pigs are raised or kept
cattle farm, cattle ranch, ranch, spread
farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle)
sewage farm
a farm that is irrigated and fertilized with raw sewage
sheeprun, sheepwalk
farm devoted to raising sheep
stud farm
a farm where horses are bred
truck farm, truck garden
a farm where vegetables are grown for market
vinery, vineyard
a farm of grapevines where wine grapes are produced
Type of:
work, workplace
a place where work is done

v be a farmer; work as a farmer

“My son is farming in California”
manage or run a ranch
Type of:
do work, work
be employed

v cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

grow, produce, raise
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bear (a crop)
produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted
keep, move, or drive animals
Type of:
foster the growth of

v collect fees or profits

Type of:
collect, take in
call for and obtain payment of

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