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farming

[fahr-ming] /ˈfɑr mɪŋ/
noun
1.
the business of operating a farm.
2.
the practice of letting or leasing taxes, revenue, etc., for collection.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; farm + -ing1
Related forms
self-farming, noun
unfarming, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self farming

farming

/ˈfɑːmɪŋ/
noun
1.
  1. the business, art, or skill of agriculture
  2. (as modifier): farming methods
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Word Origin and History for self farming

farming

n.

1590s, "action of farming out," verbal noun from farm (v.). Meaning "husbandry" attested by 1733.

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