Definition of Ranch

1. Noun. Farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle).

Exact synonyms: Cattle Farm, Cattle Ranch, Spread
Generic synonyms: Farm



2. Verb. Manage or run a ranch. "Her husband is ranching in Arizona"
Generic synonyms: Farm
Derivative terms: Rancher, Ranching

Definition of Ranch

1. v. t. To wrench; to tear; to sprain; to injure by violent straining or contortion.

2. n. A tract of land used for grazing and the rearing of horses, cattle, or sheep. See Rancho, 2.

Definition of Ranch

1. Noun. A large plot of land used for raising cattle, sheep or other livestock. ¹

2. Noun. (context: western US) A small farm that cultivates vegetables and/or livestock. ¹

3. Noun. A house or property on a ranch land. ¹

4. Noun. A type of salad dressing. ¹

5. Verb. To operate a ranch; engage in ranching. ¹

6. Verb. To work on a ranch ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ranch

1. to work on a ranch (an establishment for raising livestock) [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Ranch Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ranch

rana temporaria
ranal
ranalian complex
ranarian
ranarium
ranariums
ranas
ranavirus
ranaviruses
rance
ranced
rancel
rancels
rances
rancescent
ranch (current term)
ranch dressing
ranch hand
ranch house
ranchburger
ranchburgers
ranched
rancher
rancheria
rancherias
ranchero
ranchero sauce
ranchero sauces
rancheroes
rancheros

Literary usage of Ranch

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. O. Henry Biography by Charles Alphonso Smith (1916)
"CHAPTER FIVE ranch AND CITY LIFE IN TEXAS IF O. HENRY could have chosen the ranch and the ranch manager that he was to visit in Texas he could not have done ..."

2. The West from a Car-window by Richard Harding Davis (1892)
"ranch LIFE IN TEXAS HE inhabited part of a ranch, the part of it on which the people who own it live, bears about the same proportion to the rest of the ..."

3. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1897)
"We drove to every ranch we came in sight of, and consequently saw little of ... We drove up the Judith river to the Peck ranch, the last habitation of any ..."

4. The California earthquake of April 18, 1906: Report of the state earthquake by Andrew Cowper Lawson, Harry Fielding Reid (1908)
"Section thru winery at Murrell ranch hefore and after the slux'k. ... At Morrell's ranch, about 4 miles above Wright's, a large 2-story house with a wing ..."

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