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farm

  

      n  
1   
a    a tract of land, usually with house and buildings, cultivated as a unit or used to rear livestock  
b    (as modifier)  
farm produce     
c    (in combination)  
farmland     
2    a unit of land or water devoted to the growing or rearing of some particular type of vegetable, fruit, animal, or fish  
a fish farm     
3    an installation for storage  
4    a district of which one or more taxes are leased  
5      (History)  
a    a fixed sum paid by an individual or group for the right of collecting and retaining taxes, rents, etc.  
b    a fixed sum paid regularly by a town, county, etc., in lieu of taxes  
c    the leasing of a source of revenue to an individual or group  
d    a fixed tax, rent, etc., paid regularly  
      vb  
6    tr  
a    to cultivate (land)  
b    to rear (stock, etc.) on a farm  
7    intr   to engage in agricultural work, esp. as a way of life  
8    tr   to look after a child for a fixed sum  
9   
a    to collect the moneys due and retain the profits from (a tax district, business, etc.) for a specified period on payment of a sum or sums  
b    to operate (a franchise) under similar conditions,   (See also)        farm out  
     (C13: from Old French ferme rented land, ultimately from Latin firmare to settle)  
  farmable      adj  


Brook Farm  
      n   an experimental communist community established by writers and scholars in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, from 1841 to 1847  
collective farm  
      n   (chiefly in Communist countries) a farm or group of farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community,   (Russian name)    kolkhoz  
cooperative farm  
      n  
1    a farm that is run in cooperation with others in the purchasing and using of machinery, stock, etc., and in the marketing of produce through its own institutions (farmers' cooperatives)  
2    a farm that is owned by a cooperative society  
3    a farm run on a communal basis, such as a kibbutz  
4       another name for       collective farm  
factory farm  
      n   a farm in which animals are bred and fattened using modern industrial methods  
  factory farming      n  
farm-bike  
      n     (N.Z)   a motorcycle built for off-road travel  
farm-gate sale  
      n     (N.Z)   the sale of produce direct from the producer  
farm hand  
      n   a person who is hired to work on a farm  
farm out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to send (work) to be done by another person, firm, etc.; subcontract  
2    to put (a child, etc.) into the care of a private individual; foster  
3    to lease to another for a rent or fee the right to operate (a business for profit, land, etc.) or the right to collect (taxes)  
farm-toun  
      n     (Scot)   a farmhouse together with its outbuildings  
funny farm  
      n  
Facetious   a mental institution  
health farm  
      n   a residential establishment, often in the country, visited by those who wish to improve their health by losing weight, eating health foods, taking exercise, etc.  
home farm  
      n     (Brit)   (esp. formerly) a farm belonging to and providing food for a large country house  
sewage farm  
      n   a place where sewage is treated, esp. for use as manure  
stock farm  
      n   a farm on which livestock is bred  
  stock farmer      n  
  stock farming      n  
tree farm  
      n   an area of forest in which the growth of the trees is managed on a commercial basis  
truck farm  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a market garden  
  truck farmer      n  
  truck farming      n  
wind farm  
      n   a large group of wind-driven generators for electricity supply  
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stump ranch   , farm         
      n     (Canadian)  
informal   (in British Columbia) an undeveloped ranch in the bush where animals graze among the stumps of felled trees  


Brook Farm  
      n   an experimental communist community established by writers and scholars in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, from 1841 to 1847  
collective farm  
      n   (chiefly in Communist countries) a farm or group of farms managed and owned, through the state, by the community,   (Russian name)    kolkhoz  
cooperative farm  
      n  
1    a farm that is run in cooperation with others in the purchasing and using of machinery, stock, etc., and in the marketing of produce through its own institutions (farmers' cooperatives)  
2    a farm that is owned by a cooperative society  
3    a farm run on a communal basis, such as a kibbutz  
4       another name for       collective farm  
factory farm  
      n   a farm in which animals are bred and fattened using modern industrial methods  
  factory farming      n  
farm         
      n  
1   
a    a tract of land, usually with house and buildings, cultivated as a unit or used to rear livestock  
b    (as modifier)  
farm produce     
c    (in combination)  
farmland     
2    a unit of land or water devoted to the growing or rearing of some particular type of vegetable, fruit, animal, or fish  
a fish farm     
3    an installation for storage  
4    a district of which one or more taxes are leased  
5      (History)  
a    a fixed sum paid by an individual or group for the right of collecting and retaining taxes, rents, etc.  
b    a fixed sum paid regularly by a town, county, etc., in lieu of taxes  
c    the leasing of a source of revenue to an individual or group  
d    a fixed tax, rent, etc., paid regularly  
      vb  
6    tr  
a    to cultivate (land)  
b    to rear (stock, etc.) on a farm  
7    intr   to engage in agricultural work, esp. as a way of life  
8    tr   to look after a child for a fixed sum  
9   
a    to collect the moneys due and retain the profits from (a tax district, business, etc.) for a specified period on payment of a sum or sums  
b    to operate (a franchise) under similar conditions,   (See also)        farm out  
     (C13: from Old French ferme rented land, ultimately from Latin firmare to settle)  
  farmable      adj  
farm-bike  
      n     (N.Z)   a motorcycle built for off-road travel  
farm-gate sale  
      n     (N.Z)   the sale of produce direct from the producer  
farm hand  
      n   a person who is hired to work on a farm  
farm out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to send (work) to be done by another person, firm, etc.; subcontract  
2    to put (a child, etc.) into the care of a private individual; foster  
3    to lease to another for a rent or fee the right to operate (a business for profit, land, etc.) or the right to collect (taxes)  
farm-toun  
      n     (Scot)   a farmhouse together with its outbuildings  
funny farm  
      n  
Facetious   a mental institution  
health farm  
      n   a residential establishment, often in the country, visited by those who wish to improve their health by losing weight, eating health foods, taking exercise, etc.  
home farm  
      n     (Brit)   (esp. formerly) a farm belonging to and providing food for a large country house  
sewage farm  
      n   a place where sewage is treated, esp. for use as manure  
stock farm  
      n   a farm on which livestock is bred  
  stock farmer      n  
  stock farming      n  
tree farm  
      n   an area of forest in which the growth of the trees is managed on a commercial basis  
truck farm  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a market garden  
  truck farmer      n  
  truck farming      n  
wind farm  
      n   a large group of wind-driven generators for electricity supply  

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farm

  
1   
      n   acreage, acres, croft     (Scot.)   farmstead, grange, holding, homestead, land, plantation, ranch     (chiefly North American)   smallholding, station     (Austral. & N.Z.)  
2   
      vb   bring under cultivation, cultivate, operate, plant, practise husbandry, till the soil, work  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

buy the farm v.
die ; kick the bucket ; bite the dust ; push up the daisies
[US];[Fam.];[Fig.] Ex.: They intended to buy a lovely house in North California but unfortunately they bought the farm in a plane crash last summer.

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