Definition of Ranching

1. Noun. Farming for the raising of livestock (particularly cattle).

Generic synonyms: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Specialized synonyms: Roundup
Derivative terms: Ranch



Definition of Ranching

1. Verb. (present participle of ranch) ¹

2. Noun. The business or activity of operating a ranch, of farming or raising livestock. ¹

3. Noun. A ranch. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ranching

1. ranch [v] - See also: ranch

Ranching Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ranching

ranched
rancher
rancheria
rancherias
ranchero
ranchero sauce
ranchero sauces
rancheroes
rancheros
ranchers
ranches
ranchette
ranchettes
ranchhand
ranchhands
ranching (current term)
ranchings
ranchland
ranchlands
ranchless
ranchlike
ranchman
ranchmen
rancho
ranchoes
ranchos
ranchwoman
ranchwomen
rancid
rancider

Literary usage of Ranching

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

1. Review of Historical Publications Relating to Canada by University of Toronto (1904)
"ranching with Lords and Commons, or Twenty Years on the Range. By John R. Craig. Printed for the author by William Briggs, Toronto, 1903. Pp. iv, 293. ..."

2. The Quarterly Journal of the Society of American Indians by Society of American Indians (1914)
"The Open Forum ranching as an Industry To the Society of American Indians: The question of beef and open range and ranching is an important question to-day, ..."

3. The Cowboy: His Characteristics, His Equipment, and His Part in the by Philip Ashton Rollins (1922)
"When Texas embarked in ranching, present New Mexico also had ranches which ... But at the outset of ranching as a national industry in the United States, ..."

4. History of Colorado by Wilbur Fiske Stone (1918)
"At length, however, he embarked in business on his own account and is still interested in ranching and cattle raising. He has good property and a large herd ..."

5. Mexico in Peace and War: A Narrative of Mexican History and Conditions from by Thomas Herbert Russell (1914)
"THE MEXICAN TABLE-LANDS The great mass of the farming and ranching territory consists of an elevated plateau formed by the expansion of the Cordilleras of ..."

6. On the South African Frontier: The Adventures and Observations of an by William Harvey Brown (1899)
"... INDIAN OCEAN The Baker Celebrates Christmas Day—An Experiment at ranching—Our Journey Begins—Beautiful Scenery— We Reach Umtali—A Unique Coffin—Descent ..."

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