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Farmer definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

F'ARMER, n.
1. In Great Britain, a tenant; a lessee; one who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground.
2. One who takes taxes, customs, excise or other duties, to collect for a certain rate per cent; as a farmer of the revenues.
3. One who cultivates a farm; a husbandman; whether a tenant or the proprietor.
4. In mining, the lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the king.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a person who operates a farm [syn: farmer, husbandman, granger, sodbuster]
2: United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920) [syn: Farmer, James Leonard Farmer]
3: an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many editions (1857-1915) [syn: Farmer, Fannie Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. a person who pays a fixed sum for some privilege or source of income 2. a person who cultivates land or crops or raises animals or fish 3. yokel, bumpkin

Merriam Webster's

I. biographical name Fannie Merritt 1857-1915 American cookery expert II. biographical name James Leonard 1920-1999 American civil rights leader

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person who cultivates a farm. 2 a person to whom the collection of taxes is contracted for a fee. 3 a person who looks after children for payment. Etymology: ME f. AF fermer, OF fermier f. med.L firmarius, firmator f. firma FIRM(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Farmer Farm"er, n. [Cf. F. fermier.] One who farms; as: (a) One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant. --Smart. (b) One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman. (c) 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. (d) (Mining) 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. --McElrath. The king's farmer (O. Eng. Law), one to whom the collection of a royal revenue was farmed out. --Burrill.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(farmers) Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English. A farmer is a person who owns or manages a farm. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Agriculturist, husbandman, cultivator or tiller of the soil. 2. Collector, tax-gatherer; lessee of taxes, customs, etc.

Moby Thesaurus

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