farm: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (färm), [key]
- a tract of land, usually with a house, barn, silo, etc., on which crops and often livestock are raised for livelihood.
- land or water devoted to the raising of animals, fish, plants, etc.: a pig farm; an oyster farm; a tree farm.
- a similar, usually commercial, site where a product is manufactured or cultivated: a cheese farm; a honey farm.
- the system, method, or act of collecting revenue by leasing a territory in districts.
- a country or district leased for the collection of revenue.
- a fixed yearly amount accepted from a person in view of local or district taxes that he or she is authorized to collect.
- a tract of land on which an industrial function is carried out, as the drilling or storage of oil or the generation of electricity by solar power.
- the rent or income from leased property.
- the condition of being leased at a fixed rent; possession under lease; a lease.
- Also calleda team in a minor league that is owned by or affiliated with a major-league team, for training or keeping players until ready or needed.
- a fixed yearly amount payable in the form of rent, taxes, or the like.
- to die or be killed.
- to cultivate (land).
- to take the proceeds or profits of (a tax, undertaking, etc.) on paying a fixed sum.
- to let or lease (taxes, revenues, an enterprise, etc.) to another for a fixed sum or a percentage (often fol. by out).
- to let or lease the labor or services of (a person) for hire.
- to contract for the maintenance of (a person, institution, etc.): a county that farms its poor.
- to cultivate the soil; operate a farm.
- The busy shipyard farmed out two construction jobs to a smaller yard.
- to assign (work, privileges, or the like) to another by financial agreement; subcontract; lease:The busy shipyard farmed out two construction jobs to a smaller yard.
- to assign the care of (a child or dependent person) to another:She farms her elderly aunt out to a retired nurse during the workweek.
- Chiefly Baseball.to assign (a player) to a farm.
- to exhaust (farmland) by overcropping.
- to drill (oil or gas wells), esp. by subcontract on land owned or leased by another.
- farm (Thesaurus)