[syn: Farmer, Fannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Farmer \Farm"er\ (f[aum]rm"[~e]r), n. [Cf. F. fermier.]
One who farms; as:
(a) One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of
leased ground; a tenant. --Smart.
(b) One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who
cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman.
(c) One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to
collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the
privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues.
(d) (Mining) The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot
and cope of the crown.
Farmer-general [F. fermier-general], one to whom the right
of levying certain taxes, in a particular district, was
farmed out, under the former French monarchy, for a given
sum paid down.
Farmers' satin, a light material of cotton and worsted,
used for coat linings. --McElrath.
The king's farmer (O. Eng. Law), one to whom the collection
of a royal revenue was farmed out. --Burrill.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a person who operates a farm [syn: farmer, husbandman,
2: United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the
Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920) [syn: Farmer,
James Leonard Farmer]
3: an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many
editions (1857-1915) [syn: Farmer, Fannie Farmer, Fannie
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
81 Moby Thesaurus words for "farmer":
Bauer, Internal Revenue Service, accumulator, agriculturalist,
agriculturist, agrologist, agronomist, assessor, bill collector,
boor, bucolic, bumpkin, clod, clodhopper, clown, coffee-planter,
collection agent, collective farm worker, collector, connoisseur,
country bumpkin, crofter, cropper, cultivator, customhouse,
customs, dirt farmer, douanier, dry farmer, dunner, exciseman,
farm laborer, farmhand, gatherer, gentleman farmer, granger,
grower, harvester, harvestman, haymaker, hayseed, hick, hillbilly,
husbandman, kibbutznik, kolkhoznik, kulak, looby, lout, magpie,
miser, muzhik, pack rat, peasant, peasant holder, picker, planter,
plowboy, plowman, publican, raiser, rancher, ranchman, reaper,
revenuer, rube, rustic, sharecropper, sower, tax assessor,
tax collector, tax farmer, taxer, taxman, tea-planter,
tenant farmer, tiller, tree farmer, truck farmer, yeoman, yokel
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
FARMER. One who is lessee of a farm. it is said that every lessee for life
or years, although it be but of a small house and land, is called farmer.
This word implies no mystery except it be that of husbandman. Cunn. Dict.
h.t. In common parlance, a farmer is one who cultivates a farm, whether he be
the owner of it or not.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):
Farmer, SD -- U.S. town in South Dakota
Population (2000): 18
Housing Units (2000): 10
Land area (2000): 0.063721 sq. miles (0.165037 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.063721 sq. miles (0.165037 sq. km)
FIPS code: 21060
Located within: South Dakota (SD), FIPS 46
Location: 43.724747 N, 97.688492 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 57311
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.