American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The cultivation of the ground; especially, cultivation with the plow and in large areas in order to raise food for man and beast; husbandry; tillage; farming. Theoretical agriculture, or the theory of agriculture, is a science comprehending in its scope the nature and properties of soils, the different sorts of plants and seeds fitted for them, the composition and qualities of manures, and the rotation of crops, and involving a knowledge of chemistry, geology, and kindred sciences. Practical agriculture, or husbandry, is an art comprehending all the labors of the field and of the farmyard, such as preparing the land for the reception of the seed or plants, sowing and planting, rearing and gathering the crops, care of fruit-trees and domestic animals, disposition of products, etc.
- n. The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming.
- n. a large-scale farming enterprise
- n. the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
- n. the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
- n. the class of people engaged in growing food
- From Latin agricultura, from ager, "field" + cultura, "cultivation". See acre, and culture. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Latin agrīcultūra : agrī, genitive of ager, field; see agro- in Indo-European roots + cultūra, cultivation; see culture. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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