Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Cultivation of land; tillage.
  • n. Tilled earth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being tilled, or prepared for a crop; culture.
  • n. Rich cultivated soil.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being tilled, or prepared for a crop; culture.
  • n. That which is tilled; tillage ground.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of tilling; plowing, sowing, and the round of agricultural operations; tillage; cultivation.
  • n. The state of being tilled, or prepared for a crop: as, land is in good tilth when it is manured, plowed, broken, and mellowed for receiving the seed.
  • n. That which is tilled; tillage-ground.
  • n. Crop; produce.
  • n. The degree or depth of soil turned by the plow or spade in cultivation; that available soil on the earth's surface into which the roots of crops strike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of aggregation of soil and its condition for supporting plant growth
  • n. arable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English, from tilian, to labor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English tilian (Wiktionary)

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  • A good tilth is always so very pleasing.

    January 2, 2009