Crossword clues for farmer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Farmer \Farm"er\ (f[aum]rm"[~e]r), n. [Cf. F. fermier.] One who farms; as:
One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant.
One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman.
One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues.
(Mining) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.
Farmer-general [F. fermier-general], one to whom the right of levying certain taxes, in a particular district, was farmed out, under the former French monarchy, for a given sum paid down.
Farmers' satin, a light material of cotton and worsted, used for coat linings.
The king's farmer (O. Eng. Law), one to whom the collection of a royal revenue was farmed out.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. A person who works the land or who keeps livestock, especially on a farm.
United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920) [syn: James Leonard Farmer]
an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915) [syn: Fannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer]
Housing Units (2000): 10
Land area (2000): 0.063721 sq. miles (0.165037 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.063721 sq. miles (0.165037 sq. km)
FIPS code: 21060
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 43.724747 N, 97.688492 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57311
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
A farmer (also called an agriculturer) is a person engaged in agriculture, raising living organisms for food or raw materials. The term usually applies to people who do some combination of raising field crops, orchards, vineyards, poultry, or other livestock. A farmer might own the farmed land or might work as a labourer on land owned by others, but in advanced economies, a farmer is usually a farm owner, while employees of the farm are known as farm workers, or farmhands. However, in the not so distant past a farmer was a person who promotes or improves the growth of (a plant, crop, etc.) by labor and attention, land or crops or raises animals (as livestock or fish).
In the 1930 federal election in Canada, five supporters of the United Farmers ran in Saskatchewan as "Farmer" candidates. None of them were elected. Additionally, in the 1925 federal election, one supporter of the Progressive Party of Canada ran in Quebec as a "Farmer" candidate.
A farmer is a person who engages in agriculture.
Farmer or farmers may also refer to:
Farmer is an English surname. Although an occupationally derived surname, it was not given to tillers of the soil, but to collectors of taxes and tithes specializing in the collection of funds from farming leases. In 2000, there were 68,309 people with the last name Farmer in the United States, making it the 431st most common last name in the nation.
Usage examples of "farmer".
French priests minister to the Acadian farmers outside the fort, to the sinister Indians ever lying in ambush, to the French bushrovers under young St.
English and prevent the Acadian farmers taking the oath of fidelity to England.
In a few days the English cannon had been placed in a circle round the fort, and set such strange music humming in the ears of the besieged that the Acadian farmers deserted and the priest nervously thought of flight.
John Adams was a lawyer and a farmer, a graduate of Harvard College, the husband of Abigail Smith Adams, the father of four children.
AT QUINCY he threw himself into his other life as farmer Adams with greater zest than ever, as though determined to make the most of what might be his last extended stay for a long while.
The cave of Adullam was his lair, whence he sallied forth to levy blackmail on the rich farmers and graziers of the neighbourhood, cutting their throats when they refused to pay.
Brazil farmers have been attacking the Africans for years with DDT and organophosphates.
The farmers went to the small towns, but these were quickly besieged by the Africans, and soon a large human population was in flight.
Before he became a merchant Ebenezer was a farmer and after his marriage he wore the Prince Albert coat to church on Sundays and on Saturday afternoons when he came into town to trade.
One hamper, designed to be carried by a donkey, held a pair of choice hams from Farmer Pigget and his wife, plus a smoked turkey, taken off the bone, a bushel of potato salad sauced with akh, and a dozen country pasties.
That pork cutlet ya ate for supper, ya know that money came from a farmer in Akita, the thousand yen he gave me with his hand all black, ya know that?
Bilgewater Junction, the base attempt of the Drug Trust to boost the price of quinine foiled in the House by Congressman Jinks, the first tall poplar struck by lightning and the usual stunned picknickers who had taken refuge, the first crack of the ice jam in the Allegheny River, the finding of a violet in its mossy bed by the correspondent at Round Corners - these are the advance signs of the burgeoning season that are wired into the wise city, while the farmer sees nothing but winter upon his dreary fields.
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.
Mesa Verde Anasazi were primarily farmers rather than hunters or even gatherers.
They hardly expected to see him again, and certainly Andy Blair never dreamed of the strange part the young farmer would play in his coming life at Yale.