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Topic: AGRICULTURE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: ferme 'rent, lease', from Latin firmus 'firm, fixed'

farm

1 noun
     
farm1 S3 W2 [countable]
1TA an area of land, used for growing crops or keeping animals:
a 300-hectare farm
farm workers
farm animals
Joe had worked on the farm all his life.
a pig/dairy/cattle etc farm
He runs a pig farm in Lincolnshire.
! Say on a/the farm, not 'in a/the farm'.
2TA the main house on a farm where the farmer lives
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