farm meaning

[ fɑ:m ] Pronunciation:   "farm" in a sentence
  • Noun: farm  faa(r)m
    1. Workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit
      "it takes several people to work the farm"
    Verb: farm  faa(r)m
    1. Be a farmer; work as a farmer
      "My son is farming in California" 
    2. Collect fees or profits 
    3. 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

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb

    noun [C]



    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

    farm buildings/machinery

    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


    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.

  • [Computer]
    <computer, parallel> A parallel processor where tasks are distributed, or "farmed out", by one "farmer" processor to several "worker" processors, and results are sent back to the farmer. This arrangement is suitable for applications which can be partitioned into many separate, independent tasks, the canonical examples being ray tracing and the Mandelbrot set. In order to be efficient, the extra time spent on communications must be small compared to the time spent processing each task.


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  1. on big farms cattle are usually branded.
  2. the farm came to him on his father 's death.
  3. a farmer in france farms intensively.
  4. i managed my whole farm like a clock.
  5. i don't know what kind of a thing a farm is.

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