from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who works on or operates a farm.
- n. One who has paid for the right to collect and retain certain revenues or profits.
- n. A simple, unsophisticated person; a bumpkin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who works the land or who keeps livestock, especially on a farm.
- n. Agent noun of farm; someone or something that farms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant.
- n. One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman.
- n. One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege.
- n. The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who undertakes the collection of taxes, customs, excise, or other duties for a certain rate per cent., or pays a fixed sum for the privilege of collecting and retaining them: as, a farmer of the revenues.
- n. In mining, the lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.
- n. One who cultivates a farm, either as owner or lessee; in general, one who tills the soil.
- n. The eldest son of the holder or occupier of a farm; anciently, a yeoman or country gentleman.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915)
- n. United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920)
- n. a person who operates a farm
The - er of farmer does not quite say one who (farms) it merely indicates that the sort of person we call a farmer is closely enough associated with activity on a farm to be conventionally thought of as always so occupied.
«the» or «a»_; thus _«agricola»_ may mean _the farmer, a farmer_, or simply _farmer_.
When your farmer is a couple of thousand miles away, that 3rd party certification has a place.
People say, "Your farmer is an individualist; he will never co-operate", just as used to be said of the Anglo-Saxons, "They won't co-operate."
Note 12: My use of "farmer" is an interpretation of Casson's use of "tillers of the soil," which is his translation of oratoi, a word that has been previously translated as "pirates."
IN CHONGMING ISLAND, CHINA The small-scale farmer is a dying breed in China, made up mostly of the elderly left behind in the mass exodus of migrant workers to much higher-paying jobs in industrial cities.
Farms have always had a symbiotic relationship with cities and the organic food movement can rebuild this relationship as people grow more concerned about where their food comes from and who the farmer is that grows it.
As I recall, the joke goes something like: The hardest part about being a farmer is learning to keep a straight face while saying “Tell those people in Washington to keep out of my business” in the same sentence as “where is my subsidy check”
So apparently an Arizona farmer is so in love with Oprah that he made a maze paying tribute to her in his field.
Mr. Anderson, the farmer, is wrestling with a particularly tenacious species of glyphosate-resistant pest called Palmer amaranth, or pigweed, whose resistant form began seriously infesting farms in western Tennessee only last year.
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