farmer

[fahr-mer]
noun
1.
a person who farms; person who operates a farm or cultivates land.
2.
an unsophisticated person from a rural area; yokel.
3.
a person who undertakes some service, as the care of children or the poor, at a fixed price.
4.
a person who undertakes the collection of taxes, duties, etc., paying a fixed sum for the privilege of retaining them.
5.
Cards.
a.
a variety of twenty-one played with a 45-card pack, the object being to obtain cards having a total worth of 16.
b.
the dealer in this game.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English fermer < Anglo-French; Old French fermier collector of revenue. See farm, -er2

farmerlike, adjective
profarmer, adjective
underfarmer, noun
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Farmer

[fahr-mer]
noun
1.
Fannie (Merritt) [mer-it] , 1857–1915, U.S. authority on cooking.
2.
James (Leonard) 1920–1999, U.S. civil-rights leader; founder of CORE.
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farmer (ˈfɑːmə)
 
n
1.  a person who operates or manages a farm
2.  a person who obtains the right to collect and retain a tax, rent, etc, or operate a franchise for a specified period on payment of a fee
3.  a person who looks after a child for a fixed sum

Farmer (ˈfɑːmə)
 
n
John. ?1565--1605, English madrigal composer and organist

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farmer
late 14c., from Anglo-Fr. fermer, Fr. fermier, from M.L. firmarius, from firma (see farm). In the agricultural sense, 1590s, replacing native churl and husbandman.
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Example sentences for Farmer
The farmer says that he dreamed that he must destroy the barn.
Ian farmer is the station manager, the boss of the local studios.
Nitrogen content for recommending future fertilizer use to the farmer.
Usually it is donated by a local farmer or a club in the village.
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