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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farm  \Farm\,  n.  [OE.  ferme  rent,  lease,  F.  ferme,  LL  firma,  fr 
  L.  firmus  firm,  fast  firmare  to  make  firm  or  fast  See 
  {Firm},  a.  &  n.] 
  1.  The  rent  of  land,  --  originally  paid  by  reservation  of 
  part  of  its  products.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  The  term  or  tenure  of  a  lease  of  land  for  cultivation;  a 
  leasehold.  [Obs.] 
 
  It  is  great  willfulness  in  landlords  to  make  any 
  longer  farms  to  their  tenants.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  The  land  held  under  lease  and  by  payment  of  rent  for  the 
  purpose  of  cultivation. 
 
  4.  Any  tract  of  land  devoted  to  agricultural  purposes,  under 
  the  management  of  a  tenant  or  the  owner. 
 
  Note:  In  English  the  ideas  of  a  lease,  a  term,  and  a  rent, 
  continue  to  be  in  a  great  degree  inseparable,  even  from 
  the  popular  meaning  of  a  farm,  as  they  are  entirely  so 
  from  the  legal  sense  --Burrill. 
 
  5.  A  district  of  country  leased  (or  farmed)  out  for  the 
  collection  of  the  revenues  of  government. 
 
  The  province  was  devided  into  twelve  farms.  --Burke. 
 
  6.  (O.  Eng.  Law)  A  lease  of  the  imposts  on  particular  goods; 
  as  the  sugar  farm,  the  silk  farm. 
 
  Whereas  G.  H.  held  the  farm  of  sugars  upon  a  rent  of 
  10,000  marks  per  annum.  --State  Trials 
  (1196). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farm  \Farm\,  v.  i. 
  To  engage  in  the  business  of  tilling  the  soil;  to  labor  as  a 
  farmer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farm  \Farm\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Farmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Farming}.] 
  1.  To  lease  or  let  for  an  equivalent,  as  land  for  a  rent;  to 
  yield  the  use  of  to  proceeds. 
 
  We  are  enforced  to  farm  our  royal  realm.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  give  up  to  another,  as  an  estate,  a  business,  the 
  revenue,  etc.,  on  condition  of  receiving  in  return  a 
  percentage  of  what  it  yields;  as  to  farm  the  taxes. 
 
  To  farm  their  subjects  and  their  duties  toward 
  these  --Burke. 
 
  3.  To  take  at  a  certain  rent  or  rate. 
 
  4.  To  devote  (land)  to  agriculture;  to  cultivate,  as  land;  to 
  till,  as  a  farm. 
 
  {To  farm  let},  {To  let  to  farm},  to  lease  on  rent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  farm 
  adj  :  found  on  a  farm;  "farm  animals";  "a  farm  hand"  [syn:  {farm(a)}] 
  n  :  farm  buildings  and  cultivated  land  as  a  unit;  "it  takes 
  several  people  to  work  the  farm" 
  v  1:  be  a  farmer;  work  as  a  farmer 
  2:  collect  fees  or  profits 
  3:  cultivate  by  growing;  often  involves  improvements  by  means 
  of  agricultural  techniques;  "The  Bordeaux  region  produces 
  great  red  wines";  "They  produce  good  ham  in  Parma";  "We 
  grow  wheat  here";  "We  raise  hogs  here"  [syn:  {grow},  {raise}, 
  {produce}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Farm 
  (Matt.  22:5).  Every  Hebrew  had  a  certain  portion  of  land 
  assigned  to  him  as  a  possession  (Num.  26:33-56).  In  Egypt  the 
  lands  all  belonged  to  the  king,  and  the  husbandmen  were  obliged 
  to  give  him  a  fifth  part  of  the  produce;  so  in  Palestine  Jehovah 
  was  the  sole  possessor  of  the  soil,  and  the  people  held  it  by 
  direct  tenure  from  him  By  the  enactment  of  Moses,  the  Hebrews 
  paid  a  tithe  of  the  produce  to  Jehovah,  which  was  assigned  to 
  the  priesthood.  Military  service  when  required  was  also  to  be 
  rendered  by  every  Hebrew  at  his  own  expense.  The  occuptaion  of  a 
  husbandman  was  held  in  high  honour  (1  Sam.  11:5-7;  1  Kings 
  19:19;  2  Chr.  26:10).  (See  LAND  LAWS  (n/a);  {TITHE}.) 
 




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