Definition of Farmer

1. Noun. A person who operates a farm.

2. Noun. United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920).

3. Noun. An expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915).
Exact synonyms: Fannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer
Generic synonyms: Cook

Definition of Farmer

1. n. One who farms

Definition of Farmer

1. Noun. (context NATO code name) the Soviet MiG 19 aircraft. ¹

2. Noun. A person who works the land or who keeps livestock, especially on a farm. ¹

3. Noun. Agent noun of farm; someone or something that farms. ¹

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Definition of Farmer

1. one that farms [n -S] - See also: farms

Medical Definition of Farmer

1. One who farms; as: One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant. One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman. One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues. The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown. Farmer-general [F. Fermier-general], one to whom the right of levying certain taxes, in a particular district, was farmed out, under the former French monarchy, for a given sum paid down. Farmers' satin, a light material of cotton and worsted, used for coat linings. The king's farmer, one to whom the collection of a royal revenue was farmed out. Origin: Cf. F. Fermier. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Farmer Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Farmer

farm machine
farm out
farm team
farm teams
farm the strike
farm worker
farmer (current term)
farmer's calendar
farmer's cheese
farmer's market
farmer's markets
farmer's sausage
farmer's skin
farmer's tan
farmer's walk

Literary usage of Farmer

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

1. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"'T is strange such difference should be between « farmer and the farmer. A particular individual from a distant hill town is a farmer, but he is not the ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"The porter at Magdalen College deposed that he often let farmer in at late hours and very drunk. Early in April 1687 he was reported to have engaged in a ..."

3. Index to Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends by Mary Huse Eastman (1915)
"farmer and his sons. II. See Bundle of sticks. farmer and his three enemies. /Esop. ... farmer and the badger. Ballard. Fairy tales from far Japan. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"The defendant testified that he recognized farmer as a dispensary constable, ... He testified, further, that he told farmer he would be admitted and could ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1909)
"Bringing the market nearer; the automobile and the farmer. HS Fullerton. ... How one working farmer lives on $500 a year. AP Hitchcock. 11. Country Life. ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"The devil once called on a farmer and exed 'im if he could give him a job. ... When they got to the barn, the farmer said to the devil, ' Which oot thee do, ..."

7. History of the County of Schenectady, N.Y., from 1662 to 1886 by George Rogers Howell, John H. Munsell (1886)
"Scotia ; AA Livingston, farmer and milk dealer, four miles northeast of Scotia ; Joseph K. Passage, former; William Hasel, farmer, and occupies the old ..."

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