farm out

farm out
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahrm out]
    • /fɑrm aʊt/
    • /fɑːm ˈaʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahrm out]
    • /fɑrm aʊt/

Definitions of farm out words

  • noun farm out a tract of land, usually with a house, barn, silo, etc., on which crops and often livestock are raised for livelihood. 1
  • noun farm out land or water devoted to the raising of animals, fish, plants, etc.: a pig farm; an oyster farm; a tree farm. 1
  • noun farm out a similar, usually commercial, site where a product is manufactured or cultivated: a cheese farm; a honey farm. 1
  • noun farm out the system, method, or act of collecting revenue by leasing a territory in districts. 1
  • noun farm out a country or district leased for the collection of revenue. 1
  • noun farm out a fixed yearly amount accepted from a person in view of local or district taxes that he or she is authorized to collect. 1

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Origin of farm out

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English ferme “lease, rented land, rent,” from Anglo-French, Old French, from Vulgar Latin ferma (unattested), derivative of fermāre (unattested) for Latin firmāre “to make firm, confirm”; see firm1

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Parts of speech for Farm out


farm out popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for farm out

verb farm out

  • farm — processor farm
  • job — the central figure in an Old Testament parable of the righteous sufferer.
  • subcontract — a contract by which one agrees to render services or to provide materials necessary for the performance of another contract.
  • hire out — to engage the services of (a person or persons) for wages or other payment: to hire a clerk.
  • sublet — to sublease.

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