farm

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."

Definitions of farm
  1. noun
    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
    croft
    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
    grange
    an outlying farm
    home-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
  2. verb
    be a farmer; work as a farmer
    “My son is farming in California”
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    ranch
    manage or run a ranch
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    do work, work
    be employed
  3. verb
    cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
    synonyms: grow, produce, raise
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    carry
    bear (a crop)
    overproduce
    produce in excess; produce more than needed or wanted
    keep
    raise
    herd
    keep, move, or drive animals
    type of:
    cultivate
    foster the growth of
  4. verb
    collect fees or profits
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    collect, take in
    call for and obtain payment of
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