Meaning of farmer


Pronunciation: (fär'mur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who farms; person who operates a farm or cultivates land.
  2. an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel.
  3. a person who undertakes some service, as the care of children or the poor, at a fixed price.
  4. a person who undertakes the collection of taxes, duties, etc., paying a fixed sum for the privilege of retaining them.
    1. a variety of twenty-one played with a 45-card pack, the object being to obtain cards having a total worth of 16.
    2. the dealer in this game.


Pronunciation: (fär'mur), [key]
— n.
  1. 1857–1915, U.S. authority on cooking.
  2. born 1920, U.S. civil-rights leader.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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