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NOUN (1)

1. workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit;
- Example: "it takes several people to work the farm"


VERB (3)

1. be a farmer; work as a farmer;
- Example: "My son is farming in California"

2. collect fees or profits;

3. cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques;
- Example: "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"
- Example: "They produce good ham in Parma"
- Example: "We grow wheat here"
- Example: "We raise hogs here"
[syn: grow, raise, farm, produce]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Farm \Farm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Farmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Farming.] 1. To lease or let for an equivalent, as land for a rent; to yield the use of to proceeds. [1913 Webster] We are enforced to farm our royal realm. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To give up to another, as an estate, a business, the revenue, etc., on condition of receiving in return a percentage of what it yields; as, to farm the taxes. [1913 Webster] To farm their subjects and their duties toward these. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 3. To take at a certain rent or rate. [1913 Webster] 4. To devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm. [1913 Webster] To farm let, To let to farm, to lease on rent. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Farm \Farm\, n. [OE. ferme rent, lease, F. ferme, LL. firma, fr. L. firmus firm, fast, firmare to make firm or fast. See Firm, a. & n.] 1. The rent of land, -- originally paid by reservation of part of its products. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. The term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It is great willfulness in landlords to make any longer farms to their tenants. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. The land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation. [1913 Webster] 4. Any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner. [1913 Webster] Note: In English the ideas of a lease, a term, and a rent, continue to be in a great degree inseparable, even from the popular meaning of a farm, as they are entirely so from the legal sense. --Burrill. [1913 Webster] 5. A district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government. [1913 Webster] The province was devided into twelve farms. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 6. (O. Eng. Law) A lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm, the silk farm. [1913 Webster] Whereas G. H. held the farm of sugars upon a rent of 10,000 marks per annum. --State Trials (1196). [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Farm \Farm\, v. i. To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

farm n 1: workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm" v 1: be a farmer; work as a farmer; "My son is farming in California" 2: collect fees or profits 3: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here" [syn: grow, raise, farm, produce]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

150 Moby Thesaurus words for "farm": Arcadian, Dymaxion house, White House, acreage, adobe house, agrarian, agrestic, agricultural, agronomic, allotment, arable, arable land, barnyard, barton, be killed, breed, bucolic, building, casa, cattle ranch, charter, chicken farm, cliff dwelling, collective farm, consulate, contract, cotton plantation, countrify, country, country house, country seat, croft, crop, cultivate, culture, dacha, dairy farm, deanery, delegate, demesne, demesne farm, die, dry farm, dryfarm, dude ranch, dwelling house, edifice, embassy, erection, fabric, factory farm, fallow, farm out, farmery, farmhold, farmhouse, farming, farmland, farmplace, farmstead, farmyard, fatten, feed, fruit farm, fur farm, garden, geoponic, grain farm, grange, grassland, grow, hacienda, hall, hatch, hire, hire out, holding, homecroft, homefarm, homestead, house, houseboat, job, keep, kibbutz, kolkhoz, lake dwelling, land, lease, lease out, lease-back, lease-lend, lend-lease, let, let off, let out, living machine, location, lodge, lowland, mains, manor farm, manor house, manse, nurture, orchard, parsonage, pastoral, pastoralize, pasture, pen, penthouse, plantation, poultry farm, prefabricated house, presidential palace, provincial, raise, ranch, ranch house, rancheria, rancho, rear, rectory, rent, rent out, roof, run, rural, rustic, rusticate, sharecrop, sheep farm, skyscraper, sod house, split-level, station, steading, stock farm, structure, subcontract, sublease, sublet, till the soil, toft, town house, truck farm, underlet, upland, vicarage
The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

farm n. A group of machines, especially a large group of near-identical machines running load-balancing software, dedicated to a single task. Historically the term server farm, used especially for a group of web servers, seems to have been coined by analogy with earlier disk farm in the early 1990s; generalization began with render farm for a group of machines dedicated to rendering computer animations (this term appears to have been popularized by publicity about the pioneering ?Linux render farm? used to produce the movie Titanic). By 2001 other combinations such as ?compile farm? and ? compute farm? were increasingly common, and arguably borderline techspeak. More jargon uses seem likely to arise (and be absorbed into techspeak over time) as new uses are discovered for networked machine clusters. Compare link farm.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

processor farm farm A parallel processor where tasks are distributed, or "farmed out", by one "farmer" processor to several "worker" processors, and results are sent back to the farmer. This arrangement is suitable for applications which can be partitioned into many separate, independent tasks, the canonical examples being ray tracing and the Mandelbrot set. In order to be efficient, the extra time spent on communications must be small compared to the time spent processing each task. (2001-05-28)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Farm (Matt. 22:5). Every Hebrew had a certain portion of land assigned to him as a possession (Num. 26:33-56). In Egypt the lands all belonged to the king, and the husbandmen were obliged to give him a fifth part of the produce; so in Palestine Jehovah was the sole possessor of the soil, and the people held it by direct tenure from him. By the enactment of Moses, the Hebrews paid a tithe of the produce to Jehovah, which was assigned to the priesthood. Military service when required was also to be rendered by every Hebrew at his own expense. The occuptaion of a husbandman was held in high honour (1 Sam. 11:5-7; 1 Kings 19:19; 2 Chr. 26:10). (See LAND LAWS (n/a); TITHE.)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

FARM, estates. A portion or tract of land, some of which is cultivated. 2 Binn. 238. In parlance, and for the purpose of description in a deed, a farm means: a messuage with out-buildings, gardens, orchard, yard, and land usually occupied with the same for agricultural purposes; Plowd. 195 Touch. 93; 1 Tho. Co. Litt. 208, 209, n. N; but in the English law, and particularly in a description in a declaration in ejectment, it denotes a leasehold interest for years in any real property, and means anything which is held by a person who stands in the relation of tenant to a landlord. 6 T. R. 532; 2 Chit. Pl. 879, n. e. 2. By the conveyance of a farm, will pass a messuage, arable land, meadow, pasture, wood, &c., belonging to or used with it. 1 Inst. 5, a; Touch. 93; 4 Cruise, 321; Bro. Grants, 155; Plowd. 167. 3. In a will, the word farm may pass a freehold, if it appear that such was the intention of the testator. 6 T. R. 345; 9 East, 448. See 6 East, 604, n; 8 East, 339. To FARM LET. These words in a lease have the effect of creating a lease for years. Co. Litt. 45 b; 2 Mod. 250.