granger

A granger is a farmer. If you want to be a granger one day, you might get a job on a dairy farm or go to agricultural school.

While the twelfth century word granger isn't used much these days, it was a common way to refer to a farmer in the late 1800's United States. The noun granger comes from the Old French grange, "barn or farm house," ultimately from the Latin granum, "grain." The word grange came to mean a US farmers' association which worked for the rights of small farmers and built Grange Halls across the country for grangers' meetings and gatherings.

Definitions of granger
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n a person who operates a farm

Synonyms:
farmer, husbandman, sodbuster
Types:
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contadino
an Italian farmer
agriculturalist, agriculturist, cultivator, grower, raiser
someone concerned with the science or art or business of cultivating the soil
apiarist, apiculturist, beekeeper
a farmer who keeps bees for their honey
dairy farmer, dairyman
the owner or manager of a dairy
arboriculturist, forester, tree farmer
someone trained in forestry
plantation owner, planter
the owner or manager of a plantation
rancher
a person who owns or operates a ranch
smallholder
a person owning or renting a smallholding
small farmer
a farmer on a small farm
sower
someone who sows
stock farmer, stock raiser, stockman
farmer who breed or raises livestock
tenant farmer
a farmer who works land owned by someone else
tiller
someone who tills land (prepares the soil for the planting of crops)
breeder, stock breeder
a person who breeds animals
beef man, cattleman, cow man
a man who raises (or tends) cattle
crofter
an owner or tenant of a small farm in Great Britain
fruit grower
someone who grows fruit commercially
grazier
a rancher who grazes cattle or sheep for market
sheepman
a man who raises (or tends) sheep
viticulturist
a cultivator of grape vine
Type of:
creator
a person who grows or makes or invents things

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