Definition of Factory farm

1. Noun. A large-scale farming enterprise.

Exact synonyms: Agribusiness, Agriculture
Generic synonyms: Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Derivative terms: Agriculturist

Definition of Factory farm

1. Noun. A very large, factory-style farm in which many animals are confined at high stocking density ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Factory Farm

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Literary usage of Factory farm

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1. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1901)
"... from factory; farm 40 acres. "It takes good soil and lots of work to grow beets. Manure a year in advance, and plow deeply the fall before you sow. ..."

2. A National Incorporation Law by Horace La Fayette Wilgus (1904)
"Other business,—The nature, location, and description of any other business, plant, factory, farm, or establishment of any kind whatever to be engaged in, ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and Liberty Hyde Bailey by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Three phases of this industry utilize vegetable-garden crops—factory, farm, and home canning. Factory canning uses the products from a comparatively large ..."

4. The Dairy and Food Laws of the State of Michigan with Supreme Court by Michigan, Michigan Dairy and Food Dept, Michigan Supreme Court (1915)
"... condensed milk factory, farm dairy, milk dealer or to the retail trade such impure or unwholesome milk or cream, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, ..."

5. Year Book of the Architectural League of New York, and Catalogue of the by Architectural League of New York (1908)
"For the benefit of those who desire to make lasting improvements about the FACTORY, FARM OR HOME and as a guide to those who contemplate new construction, ..."

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