Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to agriculture or farming.

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  • adj. Relating to tillage of the earth, or agriculture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to tillage of the earth, or agriculture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to agriculture or the tillage of the earth.
  • n. One who tills or cultivates the earth.

Etymologies

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

Greek geōponikos, from geōponein, to till : geō-, geo- + ponein, to toil; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.

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Ancient Greek γεωπονικός (geōponikos, "of agriculture") γῆ (gē, "earth") + πόνος (ponos, "work, toil"): compare French géoponique.

Examples

  • The other members of the Committee were the Reverend Mr. Butters, of a neighboring town, who was to make the prayer before the Exercises of the Exhibition, and two or three notabilities of Rockiand, with geoponic eyes, and glabrous, bumpless foreheads.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 32, June, 1860

  • A brown, parchment-hided old man of the geoponic or bucolic species, gray-eyed, we fancy, _queued_ perhaps, with much weather-cunning and plentiful

    The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

  • A brown, parchment-hided old man of the geoponic or bucolic species, gray-eyed, we fancy,

    The Biglow Papers

  • Reverend Mr. Butters, of a neighboring town, who was to make the prayer before the Exercises of the Exhibition, and two or three notabilities of Rockland, with geoponic eyes, and glabrous, bumpless foreheads.

    Elsie Venner

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  • The stirring in regions chthonic

    And warming of earth are synchronic

    As seeds grow and flourish

    To comfort and nourish,

    Encouraged by skills geoponic.

    June 4, 2018

  • Of or relating to agriculture or farming.

    December 16, 2007