farming

farming
farm NOUN 1) an area of land and its buildings used for growing crops and rearing animals. 2) a farmhouse. 3) an establishment for breeding or growing something, or devoted to a particular thing: a fish farm .
VERB 1) make one's living by growing crops or keeping livestock. 2) use (land) for this purpose. 3) breed or grow (a type of livestock or crop) commercially. 4) (farm out) send out or subcontract (work) to others.
DERIVATIVES farming noun.
ORIGIN originally denoting a fixed annual amount payable as rent or tax, later land leased for farming: from Old French ferme, from Latin firmare 'fix, settle' .

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