Noun: farm faa(r)m
Verb: farm faa(r)m
- Workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
"it takes several people to work the farm"
- 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
- grow, raise, produce
Derived forms: farmed, farming, farms
See also: farm out, farmer, farming
Type of: collect, cultivate, do work, take in, work, workplace
Encyclopedia: Farm Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act of 2007
AmE / noun, verb
■ noun [C]
CUBE FARM, FISH FARM, NON-FARM, SERVER FARM, WIND FARM
an area of land, and the buildings on it, used for growing crops and/or keeping animals:
a 40-hectare farm
a farm labourer/worker
an increase in jobs in the farm sector
The government has reduced import tariffs on farm produce.
The index measures prices at the farm gate (= prices paid by farmers' direct customers)
a place where particular fish or animals are bred:
a cattle/chicken/fish farm
⇨ FACTORY FARM
■ verb [+ obj or no obj]
to use land for growing crops and/or keeping animals:
The family has farmed in the area for generations.
organically farmed produce
farm sth out to sb (BrE)
to send out work for other people to do:
Most of the engineering work is farmed out to independent firms.