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

 farm·er /ˈfɑrmɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 Farmer-general [F. fermier-general], one to whom the right of levying certain taxes, in a particular district, was farmed out, under the former French monarchy, for a given sum paid down.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         Leonard Farmer]
      3: an expert on cooking whose cookbook has undergone many
         editions (1857-1915) [syn: Fannie Farmer, Fannie
         Merritt Farmer]