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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farming  \Farm"ing\,  n. 
  The  business  of  cultivating  land. 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Farming  \Farm"ing\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  agriculture;  devoted  to  adapted  to  or  engaged 
  in  farming;  as  farming  tools;  farming  land;  a  farming 
  community. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  farming 
  adj  :  "an  agrarian  (or  agricultural)  society";  "farming 
  communities"  [syn:  {agrarian},  {agricultural},  {farming(a)}] 
  n  1:  the  practice  of  cultivating  the  land  or  raising  stock  [syn: 
  {agriculture},  {husbandry}] 
  2:  working  the  land  as  an  occupation  or  way  of  life;  "farming 
  is  a  strenuous  life";  "there's  no  work  on  the  land  any 
  more"  [syn:  {land}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  farming  n.  [Adelaide  University,  Australia]  What  the  heads  of 
  a  disk  drive  are  said  to  do  when  they  plow  little  furrows  in  the  magnetic 
  media.  Associated  with  a  {crash}.  Typically  used  as  follows:  "Oh  no 
  the  machine  has  just  crashed;  I  hope  the  hard  drive  hasn't  gone  {farming} 
  again."  No  longer  common;  modern  drives  automatically  park  their  heads 
  in  a  safe  zone  on  power-down,  so  it  takes  a  real  mechanical  problem  to 
  induce  this 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  farming 
 
  [Adelaide  University,  Australia]  What  the  heads  of  a  disk 
  drive  are  said  to  do  when  they  plow  little  furrows  in  the 
  magnetic  media.  Associated  with  a  {head  crash}.  Typically 
  used  as  follows:  "Oh  no  the  machine  has  just  crashed;  I  hope 
  the  hard  drive  hasn't  gone  {farming}  again." 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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