Farm·er n. One who farms; as: (a) One who hires and cultivates a farm; a cultivator of leased ground; a tenant. --Smart. (b) One who is devoted to the tillage of the soil; one who cultivates a farm; an agriculturist; a husbandman. (c) One who takes taxes, customs, excise, or other duties, to collect, either paying a fixed annuual rent for the privilege; as, a farmer of the revenues. (d) Mining The lord of the field, or one who farms the lot and cope of the crown.
Farmers' satin, a light material of cotton and worsted, used for coat linings. --McElrath.
The king's farmer O. Eng. Law, one to whom the collection of a royal revenue was farmed out.
n 1: a person who operates a farm [syn: husbandman, granger,
2: United States civil rights leader who in 1942 founded the
Congress of Racial Equality (born in 1920) [syn: James
3: an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many
editions (1857-1915) [syn: Fannie Farmer, Fannie