Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The science, art, and business of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock; farming.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of live stock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock; tillage; husbandry; farming.

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

  • noun a large-scale farming enterprise
  • noun the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
  • noun 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
  • noun the class of people engaged in growing food

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Latin agrīcultūra : agrī, genitive of ager, field; see agro- in Indo-European roots + cultūra, cultivation; see culture.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin agricultura, from ager, "field" + cultura, "cultivation". See acre, and culture.

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