Definitions

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

  • noun Cultivation of land; tillage.
  • noun Tilled earth.
  • noun The fitness of soil for cultivation, as measured by its structure and composition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of tilling; plowing, sowing, and the round of agricultural operations; tillage; cultivation.
  • noun 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.
  • noun That which is tilled; tillage-ground.
  • noun Crop; produce.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, from Old English, from tilian, to labor.]

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Old English tilian

Examples

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  • A good tilth is always so very pleasing.

    January 2, 2009