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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr-ming]
    • /ˈfɑr mɪŋ/
    • /ˈfɑːmɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr-ming]
    • /ˈfɑr mɪŋ/

Definitions of farming word

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

First appearance:

before 1545
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1545-55; farm + -ing1

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Parts of speech for Farming


farming popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 96% 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".

farming usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for farming

noun farming

  • gardening — a plot of ground, usually near a house, where flowers, shrubs, vegetables, fruits, or herbs are cultivated.
  • cultivation — the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants
  • culture — Culture consists of activities such as the arts and philosophy, which are considered to be important for the development of civilization and of people's minds.
  • production — the act of producing; creation; manufacture.
  • breeding — If someone says that a person has breeding, they mean that they think the person is from a good social background and has good manners.

adjective farming

  • agrarian — Agrarian means relating to the ownership and use of land, especially farmland, or relating to the part of a society or economy that is concerned with agriculture.
  • agricultural — Agricultural means involving or relating to agriculture.
  • industrialised — to introduce industry into (an area) on a large scale.

Antonyms for farming

noun farming

  • destruction — Destruction is the act of destroying something, or the state of being destroyed.

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