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Definition of Farm

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work as a farmer, cultivate land; manage property; rent out; contract out
area of land for raising crops and animals
Farm Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
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Farm Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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\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.]
2. the term or tenure of a lease of land for cultivation; a leasehold. [obs.] it is great willfulness in landlords to make any longer farms to their tenants.
3. the land held under lease and by payment of rent for the purpose of cultivation.
4. any tract of land devoted to agricultural purposes, under the management of a tenant or the owner.
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.
5. a district of country leased (or farmed) out for the collection of the revenues of government. the province was devided into twelve farms.
6. (o. eng. law) a lease of the imposts on particular goods; as, the sugar farm, the silk farm. whereas g. h. held the farm of sugars upon a rent of 10,000 marks per annum. --state trials (1196).
\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. we are enforced to farm our royal realm.
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. to farm their subjects and their duties toward these.
3. to take at a certain rent or rate.
4. to devote (land) to agriculture; to cultivate, as land; to till, as a farm.

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Died in action.
Originated in the military - possibly in WWII. Soldiers dreamed of home and an idealised life down on the farm. Those who were killed were removed from the action to a better place, i.e. retired to the celestial farm.
Mental institution.
From the description of mad people as 'funny in the head'.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
feirm f.; feilm f.
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dull = n. figure, shape, farm, manner; pattern
Tyddyn = n. a farm; a tenement
Australian Slang
resort where one goes to lose weight
mental institution
WordNet 2.0

1. workplace consisting of farm buildings and cultivated land as a unit; "it takes several people to work the farm"
(hypernym) workplace, work
(hyponym) chicken farm
(part-meronym) farmhouse

1. be a farmer; work as a farmer; "My son is farming in California"
(hypernym) work, do work
(hyponym) ranch
2. collect fees or profits
(hypernym) collect, take in
(see-also) hire out, rent out, farm out
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"
(synonym) grow, raise, produce
(hypernym) cultivate
(hyponym) carry
(classification) farming, agriculture, husbandry
Farm Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Farmer Brothers Company
Exchange: Nasdaq
Roasts, packages and distributes coffee and allied products to restaurants, hotels, hospitals, convenience stores and fast food outlets.
Farm Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are living on a farm, denotes that you will be fortunate in all undertakings.

To dream that you are buying a farm, denotes abundant crops to the farmer, a profitable deal of some kind to the business man, and a safe voyage to travelers and sailors.

If you are visiting a farm, it signifies pleasant associations.

See Estate.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Farm Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
An Everquest Glossary
(v.) To camp a specific creature with the express purpose of collecting rare loot items for sale to other players. cf. camp.
Farm Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A farm is an area of land that is devoted primarily to agricultural processes with the primary objective of producing food and other crops; it is the basic facility in food production. The name is used for specialised units such as arable farms, vegetable farms, fruit farms, dairy, pig and poultry farms, and land used for the production of natural fibres, biofuel and other commodities. It includes ranches, feedlots, orchards, plantations and estates, smallholdings and hobby farms, and includes the farmhouse and agricultural buildings as well as the land. In modern times the term has been extended so as to include such industrial operations as wind farms and fish farms, both of which can operate on land or sea.

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Farm Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
Glenmoriston Old Farm Premier, Blended Scotch Whisky

By: Glenmoriston Estates Ltd. (Falkirk, Scotland)
Farm Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
uroshal (n.); uroshitau (v.)
English - Klingon
n. Du'
v. wIj
Farm Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(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.)
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
fear; farm; throat
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About