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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 farm /ˈfɑrm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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)

 Farm 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.
 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)

 Farm, v. i. To engage in the business of tilling the soil; to labor as a farmer.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : workplace consisting of 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; "My son is farming in
      2: collect fees or profits
      3: cultivate by growing, often involving 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,

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (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.)