Crossword clues for farm
- MacDonald's property
- Sow and hoe
- MacDonald's digs
- Granger's quarters
- Sunnybrook of fiction
- Silo site
- MacDonald's milieu
- Crop-raising land
- Ethan Frome's home
- Silo locale
- Work the land
- Word with hand or land
- Hayseed's milieu
- Many hands may be found on it
- "Sunnybrook," e.g.
- Orwell's "Animal ___"
- Sunnybrook, for one
- Soil tiller's land
- Trollope's "Orley ___"
- Kind of team
- Growing locale
- Raise crops
- Its business is growing
- Old MacDonald's place
- Barn's place
- Growing business?
- Minor-league club, in baseball
- Old MacDonald's property
- Do agricultural work
- One to grow on
- Raise things
- 4-Her's home
- 50-acre homestead, maybe
- Old MacDonald had one
- 40 acres, maybe
- Someone born on Columbus Day, e.g.
- Food source
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Farm \Farm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Farmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Farming.]
To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds.
We are enforced to farm our royal realm.
To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes.
To farm their subjects and their duties toward these.
To take at a certain rent or rate.
To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm.
To farm let, To let to farm, to lease on rent.
Farm \Farm\, n. [OE. ferme rent, lease, F. ferme, LL. firma, fr. L. firmus firm, fast, firmare to make firm or fast. See Firm, a. & n.]
The rent of land, -- originally paid by reservation of part of its products. [Obs.]
The term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold. [Obs.]
It is great willfulness in landlords to make any longer farms to their tenants.
The land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation.
Any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner.
Note: In English the ideas of a lease, a term, and a rent, continue to be in a great degree inseparable, even from the popular meaning of a farm, as they are entirely so from the legal sense.
A district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government.
The province was devided into twelve farms.
(O. Eng. Law) A lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm, the silk farm.
Whereas G. H. held the farm of sugars upon a rent of 10,000 marks per annum.
--State Trials (1196).
Farm \Farm\, v. i. To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "fixed payment (usually in exchange for taxes collected, etc.), fixed rent," from Old French ferme "a rent, lease" (13c.), from Medieval Latin firma "fixed payment," from Latin firmare "to fix, settle, confirm, strengthen," from firmus "firm" (see firm (adj.)).\n
\n Sense of "tract of leased land" is first recorded early 14c.; that of "cultivated land" (leased or not) is 1520s. A word of confused history, but there is agreement that "the purely agricultural sense is comparatively modern" [Century Dictionary]. There is a set of Old English words that appear to be related in sound and sense; if these, too, are from Latin it would be a very early borrowing. Some books strenuously defend a theory that the Anglo-Saxon words are original (perhaps related to feorh "life").\n
\nPhrase buy the farm "die in battle," is at least from World War II, perhaps a cynical reference to the draftee's dream of getting out of the war and going home, in many cases to a peaceful farmstead. But fetch the farm is prisoner slang from at least 1879 for "get sent to the infirmary," with reference to the better diet and lighter duties there.
mid-15c., "to rent (land)," from Anglo-French fermer, from ferme "a rent, lease" (see farm (n.)). The agricultural sense is from 1719. Original sense is retained in to farm out.
n. 1 (context obsolete English) food; provisions; a meal 2 (context obsolete English) A banquet; feast 3 (context obsolete English) A fixed yearly amount (food, provisions, money, etc.) payable as rent or tax 4 (context historical English) A fixed yearly sum accepted from a person as a composition for taxes or other moneys which he is empowered to collect; also, a fixed charge imposed on a town, county, etc., in respect of a tax or taxes to be collected within its limits. 5 (context historical English) The letting-out of public revenue to a ‘farmer’; the privilege of farming a tax or taxes. 6 The body of farmers of public revenues. 7 The condition of being let at a fixed rent; lease; a lease 8 A tract of land held on lease for the purpose of cultivation 9 A place where agricultural and similar activities take place, especially the growing of crops or the raising of livestock 10 (context usually in combination English) A location used for an industrial purpose, having many similar structures 11 (context computing English) A group of coordinated servers vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To work on a farm, especially in the growing and harvesting of crops. 2 (context transitive English) To devote (land) to farming. 3 (context transitive English) To grow (a particular crop). 4 To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; to farm out. 5 (context obsolete English) To lease or let for an equivalent, e.g. land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds. 6 (context obsolete English) To take at a certain rent or rate. 7 (context video games chiefly online gaming English) To engage in grinding (repetitive activity) in a particular area or against specific enemies for a particular drop or item.
n. workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm"
v. be a farmer; work as a farmer; "My son is farming in California"
collect fees or profits
cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: grow, raise, produce]
A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production. The name is used for specialised units such as arable farms, vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms, and land used for the production of natural fibres, biofuel and other commodities. It includes ranches, feedlots, orchards, plantations and estates, smallholdings and hobby farms, and includes the farmhouse and agricultural buildings as well as the land. In modern times the term has been extended so as to include such industrial operations as wind farms and fish farms, both of which can operate on land or sea.
Farming originated independently in different parts of the world as hunter gatherer societies transitioned to food production rather than food capture. It may have started about 12,000 years ago with the domestication of livestock in the Fertile Crescent in western Asia, soon to be followed by the cultivation of crops. Modern units tend to specialise in the crops or livestock best suited to the region, with their finished products being sold for the retail market or for further processing, with farm products being traded around the world.
Modern farms in developed countries are highly mechanized. In the United States, livestock may be raised on rangeland and finished in feedlots and the mechanisation of crop production has brought about a great decrease in the number of agricultural workers needed. In Europe, traditional family farms are giving way to larger production units. In Australia, some farms are very large because the land is unable to support a high stocking density of livestock because of climatic conditions. In less developed countries, small farms are the norm, and the majority of rural residents are subsistence farmers, feeding their families and selling any surplus products in the local market.
Farming is a technique of financial management, namely the process of commuting (changing), by its assignment by legal contract to a third party, a future uncertain revenue stream into fixed and certain periodic rents, in consideration for which commutation a discount in value received is suffered. It is most commonly used in the field of public finance, where the state wishes to gain some certainty about its future taxation revenue for the purposes of medium-term budgetting of expenditure. The tax collection process requires considerable expenditure on administration and the yield is uncertain both as to amount and timing, as taxpayers delay or default on their assessed obligations, often the result of unforeseen external forces such as bad weather affecting harvests. Governments (the lessors) have thus frequently over history resorted to the services of an entrepreneurial financier (the farmer) to whom they lease or assign the right to collect and retain the whole of the tax revenue due to the state in return for his payment into the treasury of fixed sums (sometimes called "rents", but with a different meaning from the common modern term). Sometimes ( Miguel de Cervantes is an example) the tax farmer was a government employee, paid a salary, and all monies collected went to the government.
Tax farmers did not usually deal with individuals; the tax was imposed on a community or other polity, and how the community raised the funds to pay the tax was its own business. Tax farming usually required on-site tax-collecting visits, as postal and banking systems were inadequate or non-existent.
Farming in this sense has nothing to do with agriculture, other than metaphorically.
A farm is an area of land or water that is primarily devoted to agricultural or aquacultural processes.
Farm may also refer to:
- Wind farm, for the production of electricity by means of turbines
- Prison farm, a facility where prisoners perform hard labor
- Ant farm, a toy to see living ants in
Server farm, a clustered group of computer servers
- Compile farm, a group of computers used for compiling computer programs
- Link farm, a website designed to spoof search engine indexers
- Render farm, a clustered group of computers used for 3D rendering
- Wiki farm, a server farm hosting a wiki
- Farming, a strategy for acquiring resources in a video game; see: Gold farming
Other uses include:
- Farm Lake, a lake in Minnesota
- Farm Sanctuary, an organization which cares for rescued farm animals
- Farm team, a team providing experience and training for young players
- Farm (revenue leasing), "Farming out" a tax or rent or other revenue, for a governing power to lease to someone the right to collect that revenue
- Farm (album), an album by the alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr.
Farm is the ninth studio album by the American alternative rock band Dinosaur Jr. It is the band's first release on the record label Jagjaguwar.
The first editions of the album came with a free white-vinyl 7 inch with the songs "I Don't Wanna Go There" and "Tarpit", recorded live for Pitchfork TV.
The original European version had a mastering error - the volume was 3dB too loud. The European label PIAS Recordings recalled the affected copies to exchange them with correct ones.
The band released a video for "Over It," directed by Mark Locke. It featured the band members riding around an urban setting on BMX bikes and a skateboard, performing stunts and pratfalls; professional riders were used as stunt doubles. It featured a brief cameo from Mike Watt.
Farm debuted at #29 on the Billboard 200.
Usage examples of "farm".
The Signora knew of a man who owned a farm at Percile up in the Abruzzi to the east of Roma.
The prospect of months on his farm doing as he pleased gave Adams a lift of heart as little else could have.
Jefferson remained at Monticello, Adams at his farm, which he had lately taken to calling Stoneyfield, instead of Peacefield, perhaps feeling the new name was more in keeping with New England candor, or that it better defined the look of the political landscape at the moment.
But then neither did Adams write of his own increasing worry and sorrow over his son Thomas, who, having failed in the law, was drinking heavily and employed now primarily as a caretaker for his father and the farm.
The first occupation to suffer seriously because of the Africans oul ere was farming.
The big alligator farms pulled people in, and then they stayed and paid good tourist dollars for airboat rides, canoe treks along the endless canals at sunset, and even camping in traditional chickees.
The Alamanni are nomads, who have never planted farms or vineyards or even homesteads.
There, a number of recent raids by Alemanni on local farms and villages seemed to foretell a larger, better-planned movement by Chonodomarius in the near future.
Raised by her parents from Mahon on a small farm in the Sahel, she was very young when she married a slender and delicate man, also of Mahon origin, whose brothers had already settled in Algeria by 1848, after the tragic death of the paternal grandfather, a sometime poet who composed his verses mounted on a donkey and riding around the island between stone walls that bordered vegetable gardens.
One of the strongest impressions I had gained when I first came into country practice was that farming was the hardest way of all of making a living, and now I was finding out for myself.
Oh, how the labourers swore and the farmers chuckled, when he put up steam-engines on all his farms, refused to give away a farthing in alms, and enforced the new Poor-law to the very letter.
Maybe McDermott has a relative on a farm, Alphonse decides, and they are going visiting.
These were mesa-top ruins, and Longarm had read enough about Mesa Verde to know that the Anasazi people had lived and farmed up on the flat mesa centuries before building their famed cliff dwellings.
A Central Planning Council, on which he sat, determined the proper economic mix and crops grown, coordinating with other Anchors as well, but otherwise the farms were communally held and run affairs, autonomous and sharing in the profits by getting what they wanted or needed from other communes in exchange for what they produced.
By now Alexandra was unwinding as an anchorwoman and winding back up as a born-and-raised farm girl who was excited to be nearing home.