Definition of Tilling

1. Noun. Cultivation of the land in order to raise crops.

Generic synonyms: Cultivation
Group relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Specialized synonyms: Ploughing, Plowing
Derivative terms: Till



Definition of Tilling

1. Verb. (present participle of till) ¹

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Definition of Tilling

1. till [v] - See also: till

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tilling

tiller extension
tillered
tillering
tillerman
tillermen
tillers
tillet
tilleth
tillets
tilley
tilley seed
tilleyite
tillier
tillies
tilliest
tilling (current term)
tillings
tillite
tillites
tillman
tillmen
tillodont
tillodontia
tillodonts
tillow
tills
tilly
tilmus
tilorone

Literary usage of Tilling

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1. Introduction to General Science: With Experiments by Percy Elliott Rowell (1911)
"Ordinarily, the terms tilling and cultivating are synonymous. The wise farmer cultivates the soil ... Methods in tilling. 5. Farmers' Bulletin No. 245: 6-7. ..."

2. What to Observe: Or, The Traveller's Remembrancer by Julian R. Jackson (1841)
"The choice of animals for tilling is by no means an object of indifference. ... The Dutch, at the Cape of Good Hope, use oxen for tilling, and they accustom ..."

3. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Exmoor. TILTER. (1) Order. Suffolk. See Fairfax Bulk and Selvedge, 12mo. 1674, p. 75. (2) A sword. A cant term. TILTH. (1) The produce of tilling. ..."

4. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"Of their Summer and Winter; And of their manner of tilling and Sowing the Land ; Their Corne, Rents, Raines; Beasts and Hunting : Fowles, Trees, ..."

5. A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America, and Other Parts of by David Benedict (1813)
"... my post when I am no longer capable of tilling it." He was interred in the family burying ground at Pawtucket, ..."

6. Pennsylvania Archives by Pennsylvania Dept. of public instruction, Pennsylvania State Library (1890)
"tilling and pay the Excise, would be lost Labour. Thus far, however, I freely declare, that I shall certainly continue to use what influence I have to ..."

7. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, Council of Safety (Conn.)., James Hammond Trumbull, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1873)
"Our manufactures are inconsiderable, our people being generally imployed in tilling the earth; ... tilling ..."

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